Wildcats capture Lutes

Angel Rosas, Staff writer

The Wildcats traveled to take on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in a three game series. The Wildcats won the weekend series with the first and third games.
In game one, the Lutes were first to score, but their lead was cut short in the top of the fourth when Colton Robinson, 20, singled to bring Alex Hendra-Brown, ’18, home.
To continue the scoring Brady Rediger, ’18, hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Jake Gellos, ’18, on third base to give the ’Cats a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the fourth.
In the bottom of the fourth PLU was able to end the Wildcats’ lead with a single from the Lutes Connor Cantu, which tied the game up.
Thanks to winning pitcher Cason Cunningham threw for five innings and only allowed three runs and had five strike outs.
The Wildcats would take a demanding lead in the fifth with a score of 7-3. PLU responded with a few runs of their own and cut the ’Cats lead to one.
The Wildcats sealed the win with another score thanks to Hendra-Brown that brought home Cameron Fox ‘19 to end the game with Linfield on top 8-6.
In game two, the game remained scoreless all the way past the fifth inning thanks to clutch pitching from Cal Neely who had seven strike outs.
It was not until the sixth inning when Levi Horner-Villa, ’20, singled to left field to bring Fox in for the score.
The Wildcats would lose their lead in the bottom of the sixth starting with a walk and bases loaded. The Lutes would add to their score with two runs being scored on a single into left center putting the score at 3-1 PLU.
In the seventh the Wildcats rolled back to tie the game three each. But it would not be enough because of a walk-off three run scoring home runs to give a win to Pacific Lutheran.
In game three, on Sunday, the Wildcats held PLU scoreless and won the game on the score of Hendra-Brown. This gave the Wildcats the final win of the series with a score of 1-0.
The star of the game was pitcher Buuck Carter, ’18, who threw his second shutout of the season.
Looking forward to Puget Sound Cunningham said, “UPS always has a competitive team and does the little things right.”
The Wildcats are back home to take on the Puget Sound Loggers at noon Saturday, March 10.
The Wildcats are ranked fifth in the Northwest Conference with a record of 5-4 and an overall record of 10-7.