CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team fell to non-conference opponent Puget Sound 13-10 on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Season Impact: with the loss, the Sagehens fall to 7-4 overall.
The Sagehens were led by Andrew Phillips who went 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Hunter Hennigh also tallied three hits going 3-5 with two RBI and Jeremey Jess, Jeremiah Quezada and Jack Hanley each had two hits in the loss.
The Sagehens got themselves into trouble early on against the Loggers as Puget Sound plated 7 runs in the first two innings. The Sagehens scored one in the first off of a Brian Knapp homer and came back with four runs in the third off of RBI's from Jeremiah Quezada, Hunter Hennigh, Peter Troupe and Andrew Phillips to cut the lead down to 7-5.
The Loggers offense came back with three in the fifth and one more in the sixth to push the lead up to 11-5 as the Sagehens' offense went quiet during the fourth, fifth and the sixth.
Troupe got the Sagehens one more in the bottom of the seventh with a sacrifice fly but the Loggers added two more in the eighth with an RBI double to left center to extend the lead to 13-6.
Pomona-Pitzer made a late push to try to tie the game with one in the eight off of an RBI double by Hennigh and then made a big run in the ninth kicked off with two runs off of an RBI double by Jeremy Jess to cut the deficit down to 13-9. The Sagehens got another run on an error by the Loggers, which brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the ninth.
The Loggers were able to shut down the late rally with two strike outs to end the game.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host SCIAC opponent Whittier on Friday, March 2nd at 2:30 p.m.