PLU, the Victor Over Rival UPS

 

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picture courtesy of PLU baseball team website taken by John Froschauer

 

 

 

BY DYLAN FOREMAN ’17

The Pacific Lutheran University baseball team cures deforestation by beating the University of Puget Sound Loggers on their own turf on Wednesday afternoon.

The Lutes got off to a big start after scoring 6 runs in the second inning. After their barrage of hitting, the Lutes never looked back as they cruised to a 9-3 win over the Loggers.

The Lutes were able to use 4 pitchers to secure the win as Ty Donahou, who started the game, added a win to the stat line making his record 2-0 on the season.

For a non-conference game, many were in attendance to support both PLU and UPS since the teams are crosstown rivals. Jackson Conn, one of the catchers for the Lutes, enjoyed the game as his team blew out their non-conference matchup.

“We hit great today with 2 outs, scored the majority of our runs that way which is something that we’ve been stressing all season” Conn said, “It always feels good to beat a rival plus them being on top of the conference is an added bonus.”

With an incredible hitting performance, the Lutes capitalized on 11 hits making the job of starting pitcher for the Loggers, David Follett, difficult as the Lutes struck gold during the second inning.

Due to fantastic pitching and hitting, Lutes improve their record on the season to 15-6 and 8-4 in the conference.

PLU will travel this weekend to Walla Walla to take on Whitman with a double header on Saturday starting at noon



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