February 12, 2012

Whitworth Beats UPS in Swing Classic Finale

PASCO, Wash. – Whitworth took advantage of seven Puget Sound errors to come away with a 7-3 win over the Loggers in the finale of the Swing into Spring Baseball Classic on Sunday evening at Gesa Stadium.

Only two of the Pirates' (5-3) runs were earned the Bucs scored two runs each in the first and second innings and added three more in the bottom of the sixth.   UPS (2-2) got within 4-3 with a single run in the fifth and two more in the sixth before Whitworth pulled away. 

Landon Scott and Paul Miller had two hits apiece for Whitworth.  Scott had one of the Bucs' four RBIs in the game.  Nick Motsinger and Ryan Beecroft each scored a pair of runs.

Carson Blumenthal pitched the first five innings to pick up his first career victory for Whitworth.  He allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits.  He struck out three and walked two batters.  Jason Renner threw the final four innings without allowing a run to pick up his third save of the season.  He gave up only one hit and struck out four Loggers without a walk.

Whitworth will travel to Puget Sound next weekend for three non-conference games.   The Pirates will play Concordia and UPS once each on Saturday, then take on the Loggers again on Sunday.

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