Starting pitcher Nathan Aguiar threw 5.2 innings of four-hit ball and relievers Steve Wagar and Lucas Stone threw 3.1 innings of shutout baseball to preserve a 6-3 win for the Puget Sound baseball team over PLU on Sunday afternoon, giving the Loggers a weekend sweep of the three-game series over their crosstown rivals.
The Loggers jumped to an early 6-0 lead after four innings behind two Lute errors that led to three unearned runs. The PLU bats, which were silenced by Aguiar’s no-hit bid through four innings, began to come to life in the fifth inning. A run-scoring single by Garrett Browne and a two-out, two-run single by Alec Beal cut the UPS lead in half at 6-3, but the Lutes would get no closer.
A key moment in the game came top of the sixth inning when with the bases loaded and nobody out for PLU, Wagar struck out three straight batters to get out of the inning unharmed.
With the win the Loggers improve to 9-13 on the season, 5-4 in Northwest League play. The Lutes drop to 13-9 overall, 6-6 in Northwest League play.