Baseball Falls to Pacific in Last Game of Three Game Series

Baseball Falls to Pacific in Last Game of Three Game Series

By: Amanda Dow-Allen
Sports Information Assistant

FOREST GROVE, Ore- The Lewis & Clark baseball team lost 12-2 in the final game of a three game series against Pacific in Northwest Conference action. The Pioneers move to 5-8-1 overall and 2-4 in conference play, while the Boxers move to 5-9 overall and 2-7 in conference play.

Aaron Landecker (1-4) took the start for the Pioneers and the loss, pitching three and one third innings giving up nine runs on four hits, while walking five and striking out one. Blake Howell, Corey Davis, and Stein Retzlaff also saw time on the mound for the Pioneers. Kyle Treadway (2-2) takes the win for the Boxers, pitching eight innings giving up two runs on seven hits, while striking out six. Levi Peterson also saw time on the mound for the Boxers.

Bradley Lezak began the first inning for the Pioneers doubling to left center. Eric Hyun singled through the right side, advancing Lezak to third. Lezak scored on a fielders' choice hit by Andrew Traver.

The Boxers were not behind for long, as they scored four runs off two hits and one error in the bottom of the first. A double, hit by pitch, and a balk, quickly put runners in scoring position with no outs. A strike out and a sacrifice fly gave the Pioneers two outs with one run scoring. Another batter hit by a pitch, a walk and a single scored the rest of the four runs for the Boxers in the first inning.

The Pioneers scored another run in the fourth inning when Ben Beck reached on an error and advanced to second on a single by Lezak. Both runners stole the base ahead putting them in scoring position. Beck scored on Hyun fielders' choice for the Pioneers lone run of the inning and last of the game.

Pacific scored five runs on two hits in the bottom of the fourth using multiple walks to their advantage. They scored two more runs in the sixth off two hits and an error and one more in the eighth off two hits, taking the score to 12-2 and the game.  

Lezak was the top hitter for the Pioneers finishing with three hits, while Hyun, Traver, Tommy Massari, and Matthew Cathcart each got one hit respectively.

The Pioneers continue Northwest Conference play at noon on March 22 for a double header against Willamette at Huston Stadium.