WILSONVILLE, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team dropped both of it's season opening games against Corban on Saturday. The Warriors picked up a 15-3 win in the opening game, before taking the second 14-8.
The first run came across in the seventh inning when Shepherd reached on a fielder's choice. The hit allowed Kinkenon to come across the plate, while Tommy Massari was thrown out at second base.
Lewis & Clark managed to plate its final two runs in the top of the ninth inning with Shepherd earning his second RBI of the contest, with a triple to center that knocked in Donnelly. Connor Eggleston followed that up with a single to right that allowed Shepherd to come home.
Unfortunately for the Pioneers they were trailing the Warriors 15-1 when the final two runs came home.
Eggleston, Massari and Bradley Lezak each finished the contest 2-of-4 from the plate.
Corban once again had a significant lead before the Pioneers were able to get on the board, with two runs coming across in the top of the third. Kinkenon got the scoring started with a single up the middle that brought Carter Bagley in. A Massari single through the right side moments later allowed Lezak to come around.
Trailing 11-2, the Pioneers brought in five more runs in the top of the eighth to pull within three runs. A single to right field by Massari allowed both Eric Hyun and Andrew Traver to come in. Eggleston picked up two more RBI's in his collegiate debut, knocking in Shepherd and Massari with a triple down the right field line. Eggelston himself would come in to score on an Evan Gray ground out.
The Pios final run came in in the ninth when Massari walked with the bases loaded to allow EJ Hand to come in from third.
Ryan Strombom got the start for the Pios, going three innings, allowing seven runs to score on 11 hits, while striking out three. Zachary Merzlak, John Trupin and Blake Howell all also saw time on the mound.
The team returns to the field on Saturday, Feb. 14 for a double-header against Willamette. The games will be held at Wilsonville High School with the first game set to start at 12 p.m.