Boxers Snap Seven-Game Losing Streak with 4-2 Win Over Puget Sound

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The Pacific University baseball team snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Puget Sound on Saturday in Hillsboro.

The Boxers (9-10, 4-9 NWC) scored twice in the third and added another in the fifth for an early 3-0 lead. Starting pitcher Spencer Backstrom (Bellingham, Wash.), in just his second start, allowed seven hits, a run (earned) and struck out five in the win. Reliever Cody Ahlgrimm (Colorado Springs, Colo.) recorded the final two outs for his first save.

Three-different players – Josh Keithly (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Kurtis Kloke (San Bernardino, Calif.) and Charlie Dietrich (Aberdeen, Wash.) each had two hits to lead a nine-hit attack for Pacific. Dylan Wright had a two-RBI single in the third for the first two runs of the game. Kloke added a RBI double in the fifth and Shane Suyama (Beaverton, Ore.) had a RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Puget Sound (6-10, 2-5 NWC) left 11 runners on base with Ricardo Barraza having a pair of hits in the loss. The Loggers left two runners on base in four including the ninth to end the game.

Starting pitcher Joshua Zavisubin went five innings, scattering six hits and four runs (two earned) and two strikeouts in the loss to fall to 1-2. Eric Crispell came out of the bullpen for the final three innings and allowed just three hits. 

The series will wrap up on Sunday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Chuck Bafaro Stadium on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove.