Brennan, Mau blank Boxers in doubleheader victories

Brennan, Mau blank Boxers in doubleheader victories

TACOMA, WashingtonJoe Brennan hurled seven shutout innings, and Makoa Mau tossed eight shutout innings as the Puget Sound baseball team kept Pacific off the scoreboard in both games of a Northwest Conference doubleheader on Logger Field Saturday afternoon.

Before the games, Puget Sound held a moment of silence to remember former head coach Ken Garland, who passed away Friday evening.



Puget Sound 9, Pacific 0

Joe Brennan allowed just three hits, walked four, and struck out four through seven innings as the Loggers beat the Boxers, 9-0, in the first game Saturday.

Hunter Riley got the scoring started with a two-run single in the first inning, and Jack Gries delivered an RBI double in the second inning to push the lead to 3-0. Gries tacked on another RBI in the sixth inning with a single that scored Nolan Wiler to put the Loggers up 5-0.

Gries finished the game 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, and Cal Muramaru went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run. Riley went 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBI and two runs.


Puget Sound 5, Pacific 0

Makoa Mau, the reigning NWC Pitcher of the Week, allowed just four hits and struck out five through eight shutout innings as the Loggers finished the doubleheader with a 5-0 win.

Once again, the Loggers struck in the first inning thanks to a Nick Ultsch double that scored Cal Muramauru. An RBI triple by Jack Gries in the fifth inning gave the Loggers a two-run run cushion, and Cal Muramaru immediately followed with a run-scoring double.

Mason Quinlan belted a triple – missing a home run by 12 inches – in the eighth inning, and he came in to score on a single by Ultsch.

Muramaru finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate, while Gries, Ultsch, and Kyle Strash each finished with a pair of hits.

The series concludes Sunday, March 18, at 12 p.m.


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