PASCO, Wash. – The Puget Sound baseball team split a doubleheader in the final day of the Swing Into Spring Classic. The Loggers defeated Corban before falling to the host, Whitworth.
Game 1 – W, 7-3
Day tossed the fifth and sixth innings to become the pitcher of record, allowing two runs on four hits and recording a pair of strike outs. David Schwartz allowed one run in the first four inning of the game.
Corban scored first in the top of the first to take 1-0 lead but Paul Webster plated Yu in the bottom of the third to tie things up at 1-1. Yu then gave the Loggers the lead with a two-run single in the fourth and the Loggers never looked back.
Corban struck back with a run in the top of the fifth to make the game 3-2 but Carter knocked in Eric Lund in the fifth and Webster came around to score on a wild pitch to pad the Logger lead. Corban again narrowed the gap in the sixth with another run but the Loggers weren't done as an RBI single from Lund and another from Carter made the lead 7-3 in favor of the Loggers.
Game 2 – L, 3-7
The Loggers fell to 2-2 to open the 2012 season in a 7-3 loss to Whitworth. The Loggers had seven costly errors in the game as five of Whitworth's seven runs were unearned.
Connor Savage had three hits in the game and Paul Webster had two RBI. Lucas Stone threw four innings and took the tough-luck loss. Whitworth scored four runs in the first two innings to take the early lead. Each inning featured an earned run and an unearned run.
The Loggers committed three errors in the second that led to Whitworth's two runs. Andrew Grady scored an unearned run in the fifth for the Loggers to make the score 4-1. Webster's RBI-single in the sixth scored a pair of runs that cut the lead down to 4-3.
However, another pair of Logger errors in the bottom of the sixth led to three unearned Pirate runs for the winning margin of 7-3.
The Loggers are home next week to host Concordia on Friday at 1 p.m. and Whitworth on Saturday and Sunday.