March 16, 2013

Baseball Falls in Series Opener Against Pacific; Game Two Called Due to Rain

GAME ONE

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team had its hands full on Saturday in its Northwest Conference series opener against Pacific, falling to the Boxers 19-3. The Pioneers led the Boxers 2-1 in game two before rain forced a delay in the bottom of the second until tomorrow. 

The Pioneers got off to a rough start, falling behind 15-0 before plating their first run in the third inning. Lewis & Clark trailed 1-0 at the end of the first inning, with Michael Arakaki scoring the Boxers lone run. However, a huge 11 run second inning for the Boxers put the game out of reach for the Pioneers.   

Corey Davis came around to score the Pioneers run in the bottom of the third on a fielder's choice by Matthew Cathcart. Davis led off the inning on an error by the Pacific third baseman.

Pacific countered with a single run in the fourth, taking a 16-1 lead. It took two more innings before either team would score, with the Boxers plating their 17th run of the game with an RBI single up the middle by Danny Yazzolino that score Trux French.

Freshman Bradley Lezak brought in the Pioneers final two runs of the game in the seventh with a single to center that allowed Evan Gray and Davis to come home.

The Boxers ended the scoring in the eighth inning, scoring two runs on two hits and two Pio errors.

The two teams started the second game, but had it called due to rain showers. The game will pick up on Sunday, March 17 at 12 p.m. with the Pioneers leading 2-1 heading into the top of the third.

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