Pacific Can't Get The Sweep, Fall 17-4

Photo Courtesy of Meghan Laurel Photography
Photo Courtesy of Meghan Laurel Photography

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STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific Tigers pitching ran out of gas as the Tigers fell 17-4 to the Seattle Redhawks in the final game of the four-game series.  The loss denied Pacific its first sweep of a series of four or more games since winning all five against Coppin State in 2003.  The Tigers are now 8-7 on the season heading into WCC play while Seattle moves to 6-10.

"Today was tough but for us to win the first three… overall it was a solid weekend," said Head Coach Mike Neu about the weekend that saw Pacific win three of four games at home.

Kevin Sandri went 2-for-4 today, scoring a run in the third when Matt Tarantino tomahawked a ball through the left side.  That RBI gave Tarantino 13 on the year and six this week alone.

Kyle Soberano and Jimmy Boras also had RBI, coming in off the bench in the eighth inning.  Soberano had an RBI groundout, allowing another run to score from third when Boras single through the right side off the diving second baseman.

"At the end of the day, we're starting six or seven guys that have never played Division I baseball before…so we're learning and getting better," said Neu. 

STAT NOTES

  • The six earned runs were the most Reynoso has allowed in a home start in his career.
  • Sandri has scored ten runs in the last nine games, including four multi-run games.  Sandri has five of his six RBI in that time as well.
  • Pacific drew 22 walks and was hit by nine pitches this series.
  • In his last four starts, Keaton Glover is hitting .307 with three runs scored.
  • Ryan Robards and Kobi Allen each made their collegiate pitching debuts today, with Allen striking out two in an inning of relief.
  • The Tigers have been outscored 30-6 in the second inning this year.

The Tigers will hit the road next as they start conference play in Spokane against WCC foe Gonzaga.  The first game in that series will be Friday, March 17 at 6:00 pm.

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