TACOMA, Washington – Corey Roberts and Kyle Strash both homered for the Puget Sound baseball team, but the Loggers lost both ends of a non-conference home doubleheader against Swarthmore Wednesday afternoon.
Puget Sound 5, Swarthmore 10
Kyle Strash's solo shot in the bottom of the second inning gave the Loggers a 1-0 lead, but Swarthmore (9-2) put nine runs on the board in the third inning and held on for a 10-5 win.
The Loggers (9-2) aided the Garnet's big rally by committing four errors in the top of the third.
Starting centerfielder Cal Muramaru had a nice game for Puget Sound. Although he struck out in his first at-bat, Muramaru saw eight pitches. He put down a bunt single and later scored on an RBI single from Quinlan in the fourth.
In the sixth inning, Muramaru smacked an opposite-field single, and wound up on third base following a fielding error in the outfield. Muramaru came in to score thanks to a sac fly by Quinlan. Muramaru ended his day with and RBI double that scored Jack Gries in the eighth inning.
Puget Sound 7, Swarthmore 12
Corey Roberts belted a three-run homer in the sixth inning, cutting Puget Sound's deficit to 8-4, but Swarthmore survived a late push by the Loggers to win the second game Wednesday, 12-7.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, James Dejesus drew a walk and both Mason Quinlan and Hunter Riley were hit by pitches. Roberts stepped to the plate with an opportunity to extend the game, but he struck out looking with the count – and bases – full.
Both Dejesus and Roberts finished with three hits, and Roberts tacked on four RBI.
The Loggers return to Northwest Conference play by hosting Pacific Saturday, March 17, four a doubleheader that starts at 12 p.m.