SALEM, Ore. -- John Trupin gave up two runs over eight innings on Tuesday at John Lewis Field, but Conner Sick's sixth-inning, RBI single wasn't enough offense, as Lewis & Clark lost 2-1 to Willamette in a non-conference game.
Sick hit a single to left field to score Sean Shepherd in the sixth, tying the game at one apiece after Willamette scored on Jake Bradley's fifth-inning RBI single for the game's first run. Willamette answered in the bottom of the sixth when Troy Conway scored Kyle Paguio on an RBI single up the middle.
The RBI by Bradley and Conway were the only two runs that Trupin gave up in the game on six hits, as the senior fell to 0-4 this season. Trupin allowed two extra-base hits while walking no one. He did not register a strikeout.
Lewis & Clark was led by two hits from Sick on three at-bats, while also getting one hit apiece from Bradley Lezak and Christian Macdonald. Akira Abderrahman, Connor Eggleston and Nick Lockwood drew walks, as did Sick and Macdonald. Harbour Harrison earned the win for Willamette in 2 2/3 innings of relief and Jackson Watt picked up his sixth save of the season.
The Pioneers stranded 10 baserunners to Willamette's three. Lewis & Clark left three on-base in the fifth after Sick and Lockwood walked and Carter Bagley's sacrifice bunt moved them to second and third with one out. After Macdonald walked, Harrison replaced Willamette starter Nathan Gilman and forced Matt Donovan and Lezak to fly out to end the inning.
In the ninth, Lewis & Clark stranded two more.
The Pios travel to George Fox for a three-game series starting Friday.