LC Bats, Rain Dampen Baseball Hopes

News Release Date:
Saturday, March 28

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Lewis & Clark slammed seven home runs and blasted Whitman College 24-4 Saturday afternoon in a rain-dampened seven innings at West Linn (Ore.) High School.

Dan White
Patrick Stauffer

The two teams were scheduled to play two nine-inning games Saturday at the Houston Sports Complex on the Lewis & Clark campus, but the games were moved to West Linn where the baseball field is covered with artificial turf.

Saturday's second game was postponed after rain fell during the opener and field conditions worsened.

Weather permitting, two games are slated for Sunday, starting at noon on the Lewis & Clark field.

Jordan Wlodarczyk crushed his fifth and sixth home runs of the season to lead the Pioneer onslaught in Saturday's game one. He also rapped two doubles, knocked in six runs and scored five times. 

Whitman scored its first run in the third inning when Dan White drew a two-out base on balls, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Patrick Stauffer double.

The Missionaries added three more runs in the fifth inning. After Sam Schonfeld and White led off with singles, Stauffer and Brian Kitamura drew back-to-back walks to force home a run. The next two runs scored on back-to-back groundouts by Jason Sease and Matt Morris-Rosenfeld.

Lewis & Clark improved to 3-15 on the season and 3-10 in the Northwest Conference. Whitman slipped to 2-13 and 1-8.

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