TACOMA, Wash. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team rallied back from an early deficit in game three of its series against Pacific Lutheran, but could not overcome the Lutes, falling 6-4 in Northwest Conference action.
Pacific Lutheran took an early lead with three runs crossing the plate in the second inning. Undiscouraged, the Pioneers responded in the top of the third with some help from two Lute errors. With the bases loaded a fielding error on a the Lutes short stop in an attempt to throw out Eric Hyun at second allowed Matthew Cathcart to come in to score, while keeping the bases loaded for the Pios. Andrew Traver followed up the Michael Kinkenon fielder's choice with one of his own, making way for Bradley Lezak to come home. A wild pitch by the Lutes pitcher left a large enough space for Hyun to squeeze home.
The Lutes recaptured the lead in the bottom of the fourth and added another run in the sixth for a 5-3 advantage. One more PLU run came in in the seventh with a double to left field allowing the Lutes center fielder to score.
The Pioneers tried to mount another comeback in the ninth inning, but they would not be able to do enough. Cathcart picked up another hit this time sending Corey Davis in to score the teams final run of the game.
Cathcart was 3-for-4 from the plate for the Pios, scoring once and picking up his only RBI in the ninth.
The Pioneers return to action on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. at home in a non-conference single game against Willamette.