Offense Stalls As Loggers Are Swept By OIT

Offense Stalls As Loggers Are Swept By OIT

PORTLAND, Ore. – The offense couldn't quite get going today as the Puget Sound baseball team dropped a pair of games to Oregon Tech 7-2 and 10-1. Will Mentor had an RBI in each game.

Game 1 – L, 7-2

Nate Aguiar seemed to be cruising through the first four innings as he allowed just two hits and two walks while no one reached second base. Meanwhile, the Loggers (2-7-1) managed to scratch out a couple runs to take the lead.

Mentor drove in Connor Savage in the first to give the Loggers a 1-0 lead and Savage picked an RBI goundout when he drove in Nick Cherniske from third, who was running for Bobby Hosmer.

With the 2-0 lead, Aguiar entered the fifth on a roll. The Owls had every intention to break that roll and did so with five runs in the fifth. Ryan Hayden's bases loaded triple highlighted the inning for the Owls.

Aguiar allowed one more run in the sixth and another in the seventh before Taylor Volz entered to pitch the final two frames. Volz allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three in his two innings of work.

While the Owls clumped some runs together, the Loggers couldn't manage to get anyone past second after the fourth inning and they fell 7-2.

Game 2 – L, 10-1

Will Mentor struck again in the first inning as his single into left brought in Savage for an initial 1-0 Logger lead. However, the Loggers would end three innings with a runner on third and five innings with a runner in scoring position as they were limited to one run.

A Logger error in the third led to a pair of Owl runs as they took a 2-1 lead on the unearned runs. They scored two more runs in the fourth for a 4-1 lead. After a Logger double play ended a bases loaded threat from the Owls in the fifth, the Owls exploded for six runs in the sixth to pad their lead.

Hayden again delivered the big hit with the bases loaded as his double to right center brought in all three runners.

Alex Baugh pitched the final 2.1 for the Loggers, allowing just one hit and one walk while fanning four and holding the Owls scoreless.

The Loggers open Northwest Conference play next weekend with a three-game series at Whitman.