Lutes Lay Hard Lumber to Baseball Whits

News Release Date:
Saturday, April 3

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Showing why it leads the Northwest Conference in hitting, Pacific Lutheran rampaged past Whitman College 23-1 Saturday afternoon at Borleske Stadium to completed its three-game weekend sweep.

Pac. Lutheran 23, Whitman 1

Box Score

The romp keeps the Lutes in first place in the baseball standings with a 10-2 record in the NWC (19-6 overall). Whitman slipped to 3-12 in conference and 3-23 on the season.

The Lutes swung the sticks to the tune of eight runs in their first two at-bats and then broke the game open with four more runs in the fourth inning.

Mitch Hannoosh

Sammy Davis, Dan Johansen and Josh Takayoshi belted home runs, combined for eight of Pacific Lutheran's 20 hits and collected a total of 10 RBI.

Jason Sease and Eric Korsmo had two hits apiece for Whitman, which plated its lone run in the bottom of the ninth. With the Missionaries down to their last out, freshman John Nortz walked and scored when senior Mitch Hannoosh doubled into the left-center field gap.

Scott Wall got the pitching victory for the Lutes with five innings of four-hit ball. He fanned four and walked one in upping his record to 4-1.

Pacific Lutheran plays a non-conference game at Seattle University on Thursday and then hosts Whitworth next weekend. Whitman plays at Pacific University next Saturday and Sunday.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu