May 14, 2011

Rain Suspends Baseball at Seattle, Tigers Lead 2-1 After Three

May 14, 2011

Box Score

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Dustin Torchio's first career home run is on hold. The Tigers sophomore third baseman went deep in the top of the first inning, but rain forced the suspension of game two of Pacific's series at Seattle after three innings with Pacific on top, 2-1. The Tigers and Redhawks will pick it up Sunday at noon, and then close out the series with the third game immediately after.

Torchio turned on a 1-0 pitch and drilled it over the right field wall, but the Santa Cruz native will have to wait until Sunday for his first career long ball to become official

Freshman catcher Jason Taasaas (Elk Grove, Calif.) added an RBI single in the second, driving in junior LF Daniel Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.).

In the bottom of the second, the Redhawks picked up an unearned run off of senior RHP Marcus Pointer (Pacifica, Calif.).

A pair of walks preceded a bunt attempt by SS Nick Latta, who reached when the throw to first was high enough to pull senior 1B Brian Martin's foot off the bag. CF Bryndon Ecklund hit a sharp grounder to Martin at first, who came home to force out 3B Cullen Hendrickson, but 2B Trent Oleszczuk's single to third base pushed a run across to cut the Tigers lead in half.

Pointer, who allowed one hit in three innings, tossed a scoreless third, but the rain - which was a steady drizzle all game - forced the tarp to come out and halt play.