couldn't quite escape an early-inning deficit,
losing 11-9 to Portland on Sunday afternoon at
Harris Field in the final game of the 50th
annual Banana Belt Tournament.
The Pilots scored seven times over the first
two innings and, after L-C rallied to within one
run, tacked on three more in the fourth.
Although the outcome left the Warriors, 8-4
overall, with their first two-game losing streak
of the season, it proved insignificant so far as
the tournament results. Washington State
clinched the title with Saturday's 9-7 victory
WSU went 3-1 in BBT games; L-C, Portland, and
Gonzaga all finished with 2-2 marks; and Utah
Valley State went 1-3.
Portland, 6-8 overall, scored five times on
five hits in the bottom of the first, including
a two-run double by Justin Pierce and an RBI
single by Andrew Wrisley. A sacrifice fly by
Riley Snell ended the day for L-C starter Brad
Adam Kerr belted a two-run homer in the
second, putting the Pilots up 7-4.
L-C scored twice in each of the first three
innings, but left a runner in scoring position
on each occasion.
Portland got three runs on as many hits and
an error in the fourth.
The Warriors put together their best
offensive burst in the eighth, scoring three
times on three hits, among them Brandon Morris'
two-run double. But they stranded two more
baserunners, giving them 12 for the game.
Chris Siegfried (1-1), the second of four
Portland pitchers, collected the victory for
three shutout innings, during which he allowed
two hits and three walks while striking out one.
Pierce and Wrisley both had four hits for the
Pilots, who finished with 15.
The Warriors amassed 10 hits, including three
from Joey Dyche, who pushed his hitting streak
to 10 games.
L-C plays host to Western Baptist in a
three-game series at Harris Field beginning
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