TUCSON, Ariz. - Fresh off a Northwest Conference series over the weekend, the Lewis & Clark baseball team traveled to Arizona to take on Williams College on Tuesday as part of the Tucson Invitational. Williams won the opening game 5-1 before winning the second contest 12-4. Both games were seven innings.
Despite a decent pitching performance by Dylan Camel, the Pioneers were unable to get their offense going in the opening contest. Camel allowed Williams just four hits and two walks, while striking out two in 4.2 innings pitched. Camel came in to replace Aaron Landecker who picked up the loss for Lewis & Clark after pitching just 2.1 innings.
The Pioneers lone run came in the seventh inning on an RBI double by Eric Hyun that scored Bradley Lezak. The run was too late as Williams already held a 7-0 lead heading into the seventh and final inning.
Nathan Michalski earned the win for Williams, pitching five complete innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
Williams opened the game with a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, thanks to a Luke Pierce single that plated Jack Roberts. The final run came across moments later on an RBI single.
Lewis & Clark cut the deficit in half in the top of the next inning with an RBI single by Christian Macdonald, brining home Hayden Higger. The Pios tied the contest in the third on a sacrifice fly to center by Conor Eggleston that scored Hyun.
Williams responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning and never looked back. The Pioneers managed to plate one run in the fifth courtesy of an RBI single by Higger.
Lewis & Clark's scoring ended in the seventh on another RBI single by Higger. This time around Ben Beck came in to score.
Higger ended the contest 3-for-4 from the plate, while Hyun went 2-of-3. Blake Howell picked up the loss for Lewis & Clark, allowing eight runs in 3.1 innings worked.
The Pios close out the Tucson Invitational on Thursday, March 26 with a double-header against Oberlin.
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