By: Amanda Dow-Allen
Sports Information Assistant
TACOMA, Wash- The Lewis & Clark baseball team lost its final game to Puget Sound Sunday 3-11. Jacob Burton finished with three hits for the Pioneers. The Pioneers move to 9-22-1 overall and 3-15 in conference play, while Puget Sound moves to 10-17 overall with an 8-10 conference record.
Ryan Strombom (1-5) takes the loss for the Pioneers pitching five and two third innings allowing eleven runs on twelve hits, while walking three and striking out eight. Aaron Landecker and Keean Kondo also saw time on the mound for the Pioneers. Lucas Stone (2-4) takes the win for the Loggers pitching seven innings allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out four.
The Loggers struck first this game scoring in the first inning. Back-to-back singles and combined steals, including home plate, put the Loggers up two runs. Another single put a base runner on for Addison Meizer who homered to right giving the Loggers an early 4-0 start.
Scoring again in the bottom of the third, the Loggers used two hits to score one run. In the fourth, two hits and an error scored another run to put the Loggers up 6-0.
The Pioneers got on the board in the fifth when Tommy Massari led the inning off with a single to left field and advanced to second on an error by the shorstop that put Hayden Higger on first. Corey Davis singled to right field scoring Massari. Both runners advanced on a Matthew Cathcart ground out. Reaching on a fielding error, Eric Hyun helps scored Higger. Andrew Traver reached on a fielders' choice that scored Davis for the Pioneers third run of the inning and the finals runs of the game.
The Loggers scored their remaining runs in the sixth inning using four hits and three errors to score five and win the game 11-3.
The Pioneers are back in action Friday April 18 for a single game against Pacific Lutheran at Huston Stadium at 3 p.m.