Sports & Outdoors

Rain and St. Martin’s combine to stop Logger baseball in opener

After a rainout on Saturday against the St. Martins Saints, the Loggers started their season Sunday with a 10-5 loss.

St. Martins came prepared; they had already played 6 games when they showed up Sunday, and they were ready for their first win. The Loggers had been preparing for their game ever since they returned from winter break, spending weeks in Warner gym and on Lower Baker dealing with the weather conditions as best as they could.  Despite their hard work, they were not ready for what the Saints were bringing offensively when the sun finally broke through the clouds.

Starting on the mound for the Loggers was senior Cameron Duvall (Lakewood, Wash.).  In the first inning, the Saints hit a two-run homer, and it didn’t stop there. They scored four more runs between the next two innings. The Loggers had fallen behind by eight runs in the fifth inning when senior Dakota Resnik (Bellevue, Wash.), stepped up to the plate and drove in fellow senior Kainoa Correa (Hilo, Hawaii) and junior Nick Cherniske (Angel Fire, N.M.) with a double.

This isn’t anything new for Resnik, as he currently is tied for the school record for doubles in a career, a title that he has great chances of holding onto if he keeps hitting like this.

The Loggers finally appeared to show up  in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, they answered the Saint’s two runs with three more. Correa hit in freshman Christian Carter (San Diego, Calif.) who had a leadoff walk, and junior Andrew Grady (Cave Creek, Ariz.) hit in Correa with a single. Next it was freshman Tucker Barney (Boise, Idaho) who grounded out to bring in freshman Paul Webster (Scotts Valley, Calif.), who had singled in the previous at-bat.

Webster said, “This season I hope to contribute to the team in whatever way I can. The older guys have been good mentors to me and I feel that when my number is called, I will be ready to play. This season I want to learn all that I can about the college game so I can contribute not only this season, but for the three years after.”

Next week the Loggers continue with their pre-season play with a four game series against the Whitworth Pirates at home.