CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Puget Sound baseball team split a doubleheader with Pomona-Pitzer with each team winning on a walkoff hit. The Loggers (4-15-1) took the first game 2-1 while the Sagehens (11-9-1) won the late game 9-8.
Game 1 – W, 2-1 (8 inns.)
Matt Robinson went the distance and then some in a scheduled seven-inning game as the Loggers pulled off the 2-1 win as the designated home team.
Robinson tossed all eight innings to pick up the win. He scattered eight hits and allowed just one run while fanning one. The lone run came on a Jake Brumi single in the top of the fourth.
The Loggers tied the game up in the bottom of the seventh when Matt Cox homered to center field with one out. His solo shot sent the game into extras where Robinson held the Sagehens off the board in the top half of the inning.
Bobby Hosmer sparked the rally with a one-out single in the eighth and advanced to second when Will Mentor was hit by a pitch. Casey Coberly came through with the game-winning hit in the next at bat as he singled into left to plate Hosmer.
Game 2 – L, 8-9
The Loggers jumped out to and 8-3 lead but couldn't hold on as the Sagehens came roaring back and came through with a game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh.
After scoring the game-winning run in the early game, Hosmer put the Loggers on top in the second game with a RBI-double in the top of the first. However, James Campbell knocked in a run for the Sagehens in the bottom half to tie up the game 1-1. After a Logger error extended the inning, E.J. Lopez gave the Sagehens a 2-1 lead with another RBI single.
Addison Melzer and Mentor homered in the top of the third to reclaim the 4-2 lead for the Loggers. Jake Boley's sacrifice bunt brought around the Loggers first run if the fourth and an error on the play scored another Logger run. Hosmer's sacrifice fly brought one more around and Mentor's double scored another to complete the four-run rally and push the Logger lead to 8-3.
Campbell hit a two-run homer for Pomona-Pitzer in the in the fourth to cap a three-run inning that narrowed the lead to 8-6. Campbell's single in the sixth, coupled with a Logger error on the play brought in two more runs in the sixth to tie the game.
Erik Munzer delivered the fatal blow in the seventh as his sacrifice fly drove in the winning run for the doubleheader split.
The Loggers return to NWC play next week as they head across town for a three-game series with Pacific Lutheran.