Pios struggle against George Fox

Pios struggle against George Fox

Game 1 - George Fox 12, Lewis & Clark 1

NEWBERG, Ore. -- Four errors and 11 hits allowed hindered the Lewis & Clark Pioneers in their opening game against George Fox on Saturday at Morse Athletic Field. The home team Bruins scored nine runs against Pios starter Nathan Klein in a 12-1 victory.

Klein pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowed seven hits and five earned runs with four walks and three strikeouts. The Bruins scored five runs in the fifth and three in the seventh, as Lewis & Clark pitched Jack Silva and Nat Richman in relief.

Conner Sick had the Pios best day at the plate, hitting 2 for 4. He's 10 for 19 in his last six games.

Game 2 - George Fox 15, Lewis & Clark 3

Five runs in the second and seventh inning helped George Fox to a day one sweep of Lewis & Clark. The Bruins racked up 17 hits in a 15-3 victory.

Conner Sick and Ben Beck had two-hit games for the Pios, as Aaron Landecker gave up five runs on six hits over two innings as the Lewis & Clark starting pitcher. Drake Gilliland threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits with three strikeouts. George Fox hit three home runs in the game.

Jeramy Albert, Zach Merzlak, DJ Seklya and Holden Jones were used in relief as well for Lewis & Clark.

The finale of the three-game series starts at 12 p.m. on Sunday.