Cal Lutheran Outlasts Loggers 5-2

Cal Lutheran Outlasts Loggers 5-2

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Puget Sound baseball team opened up its southern California road trip with a 5-2 loss at Cal Lutheran on Friday. Nate Aguiar pitched seven strong innings but the Kingsmen (13-7) scored all five runs over the final four innings to come away with the win.

Kaulana Smith singled in Will Mentor in the bottom of the second to give the Loggers an initial 1-0 lead.

Aguiar made sure the lead held up over the first five innings as he scattered three hits. However, Cal Lutheran came through with a pair of runs in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead. Another run in the seventh made the score 3-1 for the Kingsmen.

Connor Savage closed the gap to one run when he scored on a passed ball to make the score 3-2. Taylor Volz came in to pitch the final two frames. After holding the Kingsmen scoreless in the eighth, they plated two unearned runs in the ninth to secure the 5-2 win.

The Loggers will head to Claremont, Calif., tomorrow to take on Berry College at the campus of Pomona-Pitzer at 2:30 p.m.