CLAREMONT, California – Kyle Strash and Cal Muramaru totaled four hits each as the Puget Sound baseball beat Pomona-Pitzer, 13-10, Sunday afternoon. The Loggers won all four games in California this weekend, and they extended their winning streak to five games. Puget Sound has scored at least nine runs in each of their last five games.
The Loggers' (6-2) top three batters in the order did an excellent job of setting the tone. Strash, the leadoff hitter, went 4-for-5 and belted his first collegiate home run in the sixth inning. The solo shot gave the Loggers an 11-5 lead. Strash also scored five runs. Batting second, Cal Muramaru went 4-for-6, scored four runs, and stole a base. Hitting third, Mason Quinlan finished the game 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. He also swiped a base.
All in all, Puget Sound's top three in the order went 11-for-16 and scored 10 runs.
Batting in the No. 5 spot, Nick Ultsch went 3-for-5 with three RBI. He hit a two-run single in the first inning, and ripped an RBI double in the second.
The Sagehens (7-4) rallied for three runs in the ninth inning, but Dakota Marley came out of the bullpen to close the door with a pair of strikeouts.
Puget Sound plays its first home games – and Northwest Conference games – of the season when it hosts Lewis & Clark, Saturday, March 3.