PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team could not pick up where it left off in the second game on its series against the Pacific Boxers on Sunday, falling 7-2 in the continuation of yesterday's game. The Boxers then earned a 5-1 win in the final game of the Northwest Conference series.
When the second game ended due to rain on Saturday, the Pioneers held a 2-1 leading heading into the top of the third inning. Bradley Lezak came around to score the Pioneers first run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Eric Hyun. Matthew Cathcart was the second Pio to cross the plate on a Hayden Higger ground out to third.
When the game picked up on Sunday, neither team managed to plate a run in the third inning despite chances.
The Boxers got things going in the top of the fourth, plating two runs, before scoring two more in the fifth. Down 5-2, the Pioneers only managed two more hits the rest of the way.
Mike Hathaway picked up the loss for the Pioneers, while Kyle Treadway earned the complete game win.
The final game of the series was a close one despite the Boxers pulling ahead to a 2-0 advantage after two innings. Charlie Gaff scored the Boxers first run after doubling to center with one out in the opening inning. Pacific's second run came in the second inning with an RBI single to right by Anson Arakaki that brought in Tasaka.
The Pioneer pulled within one in the sixth courtesy of a Michael Kinenon single that made its way through the left side. The single allowed Lezak to score after leading off the inning with a shot to center.
Pacific responded in the top of the seventh with a three run bomb to left center by Olis. The Pioneers could not get their bats going in the closing three innings to pull any closer.
Blake Howell took the loss for Lewis & Clark, while Matt Delegato earned his second win of the season for Pacific.