PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team dropped its final Northwest Conference game against Puget Sound on Sunday, losing 15-3 in game three of the three game series.
Puget Sound struck first with a single run in the top of the opening inning, but Lewis & Clark responded in the bottom half with a run of their own. Michael Kinkenon knocked in the run with a double to left field that scored Eric Hyun from second.
Four runs in the third inning gave the Loggers the lead back, this time for good. Puget Sound went on to add three more runs in the next inning, before pushing three more across in the seventh.
Trailing 11-1, the Pioneers were able to put two more runs on the board in the eighth. A single up the middle by Connor Donnelly allowed both Andrew Traver and Evan Gray to score. Gray reached base on a single up the middle in his first at bat of the game, while Traver reached on an error by the third baseman.
Unfortunately for the Pioneers, the Loggers earned both of those runs, plus two, back in the top of the ninth.
Up next for the Pioneers is a trip to California where they'll take on Simpson in a four-game series, beginning with a single game on Friday, Feb. 27.