Four-run sixth inning not enough for Loggers

Four-run sixth inning not enough for Loggers

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound rallied for four runs in the sixth inning, but Whitman quickly answered back as the Blues beat the Loggers, 12-6, at Logger Field Sunday afternoon.

Puget Sound faced a 3-0 deficit entering the bottom of the sixth inning, but that's when the Loggers bats came alive to claim a 4-3 lead.

Kyle Strash led off with a double to left-center field, and Mason Quinlan followed with a walk. Corey Roberts smacked an RBI double to put the Loggers on the board, Nick Ultsch was walked to load the bases with one out.

Ricardo Barraza took one for the team when he was hit by a pitch to make it a one-run game. With the bases still loaded, Hunter Riley delivered a two-run double to put the Loggers ahead by a run.

However, the Blues responded with six runs in the top of the seventh inning. 

Puget Sound starting pitcher Michael Warnick allowed just one earned run through six innings. In fact, all three Puget Sound starting pitchers this weekend worked six innings and allowed just one earned run.

Strash and Connor Dunn both went 3-for-5 for the Loggers. Two of Dunn's three hits were doubles.

The Loggers are on the road next week for three games at Pacific, April 19-20.