Pacific baseball gears up for Pacific Lutheran

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The Pacific University baseball team travelled to Georgetown, Texas for the Central Texas Tournament on Feb. 12. The Boxers ended the tournament with a 1-3 record. The Boxers look to improve.

Senior Walker Olis said that the team left early Thursday morning and had a day of travel before arriving in Texas.

The Boxers opened the tournament playing number three ranked, Emory University where they were handed an 8-4 loss.

“I think the trip took a bit of a toll on us,” Olis said. ”We didn’t have a lot of energy in the first game. It was a winnable game.”

Olis said the team’s hitting really came alive while in Texas and that it led to their one win.

“It was nice to come up with a win,” Olis said. “We had a lot of fight, which was nice to see.”

The Boxers opened conference play with a three game series against George Fox University on Feb. 20.

The last game was closely fought and was highly impacted by home runs. Junior Kurtis Kloke hit his second homerun of the season to tie the game at six runs in the ninth inning.

The Boxers were not victorious however. The team gave up a bottom of the ninth homerun to George Fox. The Boxers lost the battle 8-6.

Olis is having a great start to the season hitting .432 through the first 10 games.

“I try to approach the game in the same way everyday,” Olis said.

The Boxers will host Pacific Lutheran in their first home stand this weekend.

“We need to start early, we need to get our offense going so our pitchers can pitch with confidence,” Olis said.


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