PORTLAND, Ore. – Another complete game gem and a two-run third inning led the Puget Sound baseball team to a 2-1 win over George Fox on Saturday. Today, it was Lucas Stone who turned in the complete game performance and Will Mentor delivered the big hit to key the Loggers (6-22-1, 3-12 NWC) win.
Stone was phenomenal on the mound, tossing the first complete game of his career and winning his first game of the season. Stone scattered five hits and struck out two while issuing a single walk and no extra base hits.
The Bruins (15-15, 11-7 NWC) got on the board early with their lone run coming in the first inning. Danny Clifford's single up the middle cashed in David Greenstein.
Tom Zarosinski was equally impressive on the mound for the Bruins. He also tossed a complete game and gave up five hits while striking out nine. However, the Loggers were able to get to him in the third for a pair of runs.
With two outs in the inning, Connor Savage was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a single from Jake Boley with Boley taking second on the play. Mentor strode to the plate and promptly delivered a single up the middle to cash in both Savage and Boley for a 2-1 Logger lead.
The pitchers took over from that point as neither team was able to scratch out a run over the final six frames.
The Loggers return home next week looking to add to their modest winning streak against Lewis & Clark. The two NWC foes first meet on Saturday at noon.