The Boxers are headed to the Sunshine State with a record of 14-9 overall, and 10-5 in regular season play. The team faced Pomona-Pitzer in Pomona, CA this Spring Break.
“The season has been very streaky. We take three of four [games], and then hit a rough patch losing five in a row,” said sophomore Dylan Wright.
The team recently won seven of their last nine games, including a sweep of number 14 ranked Pacific Lutheran University.
“I only see good things moving forward,” Wright said, “We have a lot of momentum and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.”
Freshman Sam Lawrence has been performing well in his debut season with the Boxers. Lawrence has pitched in 37.1 innings total, with an earned run average of 4.10, which is dropping steadily as the season progresses.
Wright also said that this enthusiastic group of young men want nothing more than to play as much baseball as possible, which is exactly what they can expect granted they don’t curb their enthusiasm – especially when the going gets tough. That will truly be the defining factor in whether or not we see them in the post season.
The team scored upwards of sixty runs against the Pomona-Pitzer this Spring Break.
This ten game win streak brings their season standing to 17-9 overall, making them second in the league only to Whitworth.
Senior Walker Olis went 7-9 at the plate, including a two run homerun.
Junior Kurtis Kloke hit a grand slam and a double in the same inning. He scored seven total runs and drove in ten.
Wright hit a three run homerun, his first of the season. He topped off the weekend with a grand slam. Wright’s batting average now sits at .390.