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PUGET SOUND 2, GEORGE FOX 1: Loggers Edge Bruins in 2nd Straight Pitching Duel
PORTLAND, Ore. – In a battle of five-hitters, the University of Puget Sound’s Lucas Stone out-dueled George Fox University’s Tom Zarosinski and the visiting Loggers beat the Bruins 2-1 to capture the Northwest Conference baseball series two games to one Saturday afternoon here at Concordia University’s Hilken Community Stadium.
The Bruins got on the board in the bottom of the 1st when David Greenstein walked, was sacrificed to second by Taylor Hunter, went to third on a ground out by Josh Rapacz, and scored on Danny Clifford’s single up the middle. After that, Stone (1-5) was in complete control, allowing only four more hits, striking out two, and retiring the last 12 hitters in a row.
Zarosinski (1-5) was equally impressive in his best start of the year, spacing five hits with a season-high nine strikeouts and two walks. He faltered only in the 3rd when he hit Connor Savage with a bounced pitch with two out and the Loggers took advantage. Jake Boley singled to right and took second on the throw to third as Savage advanced, and Will Mentor delivered them both with a ground single up the middle.
Rapacz was the only Bruin with two hits, while Mentor and Casey Coberly had two safeties each for the Loggers.
NEXT: George Fox tries for the third time to play a non-conference game at Corban University, which has already been rained out twice, Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in Salem, Ore. ... Puget Sound also has a non-league game Tuesday at home vs. Concordia-Portland at 3:00 p.m.