CLAREMONT, California – The Puget Sound baseball team earned its first win of the 2017 season during a doubleheader split at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday afternoon.
Puget Sound 4, Pomona-Pitzer 7
Pomona-Pitzer quickly answered back with a run in the home half of the first, and the Sagehens rallied for six runs in the third.
Muramaru led off the fifth inning with a bunt single, and he scampered into second base on a throwing error by the catcher. Layne Croney promptly followed with an RBI double to make it a 7-2 game.
Dejesus came through with an RBI single to plate Muramaru in the seventh inning, and Croney punched in his second RBI of the game with a single that plated Jack Gries. Croney finished the game 2-for-4 at the dish and swiped his first bag of the season.
Puget Sound 9, Pomona Pitzer 6
Ryan Darrow homered and the Loggers (1-2) plated six runs in the third inning as Puget Sound earned its first win of the season with a 9-6 victory over Pomona-Pitzer (2-1).
Facing a 1-0 deficit, the Loggers' big third inning started with Darrow reaching base on an error. Nolan Wiler and Cal Muramaru followed with singles to load the bases. James Dejesus' RBI single evened the score, and Alex Wojtysiak drew a bases-loaded walk to give Puget Sound a 2-1 lead.
Darrow scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning to increase the Loggers' lead to 7-1, but the Sagehens struck for four runs in the bottom of the fourth. Darrow hit a one-out, solo home run in sixth, and Connor Dunn provided more insurance with an RBI single later in the stanza.
Wiler finished the game by going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, while Darrow went 1-for-2 and touched home plate three times.
David Follett earned the win on the mound for Puget Sound by allowing just one run in 1.2 innings out of the bullpen.
The Loggers wrap up their California trip with a single game at Whittier on Sunday, Feb. 5. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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