Baseball Loses Final Game of Willamette Series 14-3

Baseball Loses Final Game of Willamette Series 14-3

SALEM, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark baseball team dropped the final game of their Northwest Conference series against Willamette on Sunday afternoon with the Bearcats earning a 14-3 victory. 

Willamette improves to 16-4 overall, 9-4 in the Northwest Conference. Lewis & Clark falls to 3-19 on the season, 2-10 in the NWC. 

The Pioneers starting pitcher Alex Heimbrodt took the loss, falling to 1-4. Willamette was led by pitcher Jackson Watt, who recorded the win for the Bearcats. 

L&C scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning for a 3-2 lead, but Willamette rallied with six runs in the fifth and six more in the sixth for a 14-3 advantage.

The Pioneers plated the first of their three runs on an Andrew Traver single to right field that brought in Michael Kinkenon. Kinkenon led off the inning with a single through the left side. Tommy Massari knocked in the next run after being hit by a pitch with the bases juiced. With the bases still loaded, Sean Shepherd flew out to left center, allowing Traver to come in from third. 

EJ Hand was solid for the Pioneers, finishing 3-of-4 from the plate with a run scored. Both Shepherd and Traver finished 1-of-3, with Traver scoring a run and picking up an RBI.

Troiy Conway went 4-of-5 for Willamette with two runs and one RBI. 

The team returns to action on Tuesday, March 24 in Arizona for a contest against Williams.