WHITTIER, Calif. -- Lewis & Clark's lost their final match in California to Whittier this Sunday afternoon, 11-2. The Pioneers have started off this year with a 0-4 record but they still have an entire season of conference games coming up.
Whittier scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second off of a ground out that brought in Michael Angulo. The Pios then answered back at the top of fifth when Justin Katona brought in the only run for the Pioneers, stealing home base after also stealing second. Katona finished with two hits along with his stolen run at three at bats. At the top of the ninth the Pios were able to get the bases loaded but Joey Oda struck out and Jacob Serafini lined out to center field.
The Pioneers were unable to bring in anymore runs leaving eight runners on base and making six total hits. The Pios also committed three errors which helped Whittier bring in multiple runs. Whittier ended up scoring 10 more runs after Katona's stolen base taking the match.
Dominic Monozon had a great game in his first outing pitching six strikeouts and only allowing three walks and four runs in five innings.
"We couldn't support him with enough runs and made too many mistakes behind him." said Coach Kosderka "I was very encouraged by the fight in our guys this weekend, despite the results. We have a lot of work to do, but all of us are determined to keep focusing on the process knowing that the results will come."
Lewis & Clark will begin their Northwest Conference Pre-Season Tournament this upcoming Saturday Feb. 10.. They will be playing Puget Sound at George Fox, Newberg, Ore. at 11 a.m. followed by facing off against George Fox at 2 p.m.