Petters totals five hits, two RBI in pair of defeats

Petters totals five hits, two RBI in pair of defeats

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Matt Donovan and Tyler Gannon had two hits apiece as the Lewis & Clark Pioneers concluded their series with the George Fox Bruins in a 9-1 defeat on Sunday at Huston Sports Complex.

Andrew Yarak pitched six innings and struck out seven while allowing two earned runs on seven hits.

Zack Kon had the Pios' lone RBI.

Key Moments

Donovan tallied his fifth and sixth hit of the series with the Bruins to give him two hits in each game of the series. The senior center fielder has six multi-hit games this season.

Lewis & Clark (1-14, 0-9 NWC) left 12 runners on base after drawing eight free bases and six hits. George Fox starter Chase Fetzer pitched five innings and allowed no runs with just one hit despite walking three.

Nat Richman pitched one inning of scoreless releif in the eighth. Ryan Ericksen threw down to third base to catch Jason Garcia stealing to help Richman's effort.

Deeper Look

  • Gannon had his third multi-hit game in his last five with singles in the sixth and seventh innings
  • He reached base three times with a first-inning walk
  • Kon went 1 for 1 with an RBI and three walks; he finished the series with five combined walks after two in the second game of the series
  • Jacob Serafini walked twice and went 0 for 2 in the game
  • Fetzer hit a home run for George Fox, one of five extra-base hits for the Bruins
  • Max Haddad and Austin Conniff allowed three earned runs in relief, with Conniff striking out three
  • Cole Petters extended his hitting streak to seven games
  • Cooper Larson maintained his reach-base streak and extended it to 13 games, while Jack Thomson has reached base in nine-straight games
  • Despite their most runs (9) and RBI (8) in a game this season, the loss is the sixth in a row for the Pioneers

Game 2

Cole Petters had a four-hit, two-RBI game, the first of his career, as the Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost 18-9 to the George Fox Bruins on Sunday at Huston Sports Complex. The win sealed the series for the Bruins.

Petters had RBI singles in the sixth and ninth. Justin Katona and Matt Donovan each had multiple hits and Katona had two RBI.

Robert Reaser pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief and struck out three. Landon Schirer had six strikeouts in a winning effort for George Fox.

Key Moments

George Fox (10-6, 7-2 NWC) opened to a 6-0 lead through three innings after home runs in the first and third innings. The Bruins hit seven extra-base hits over that stretch.

Donovan opened the Pioneers scoring in the fifth when he ran home while Tyler Gannon was caught in a rundown between first and second. In the sixth, Petters singled to right field and scored the first of two runs for Lewis & Clark. Donovan reached on a fielder's choice and Zach Kon scored.  

The teams combined for 11 runs in the ninth inning. Sam Helms, Dominic Monozon, Michael Contreras joined Petters and Katona with RBI in the walk-heavy inning. George Fox reliever Zach Stouder walked four of the six batters he faced.

Deeper Look

  • Petters is hitting .438 in 11 games this season and his .471 on-base percentage leads the team
  • He's third for the Pios with six RBI
  • Jordan Gonzalez had his shortest start of the season, pitching 1 1/3 innings and allowing five earned runs on seven hits
  • Nathan Klein threw two innings of relief and threw his second strikeout of the season
  • Isaac Blake made his fourth appearance of the year and struck out two with five hits and two earned runs in the final inning
  • The Pioneers struck out 14 times, a season most

Looking Ahead

Lewis & Clark plays four games next weekend at Pacific Lutheran. The first three of the series will count in the Northwest Conference standings before the Mar. 17 non-conference finale.