Bruins blank boxers
Pacific Conference powerhouse George Fox made short work of Pacific on the baseball diamond last weekend, sweeping a three-game set at Hillsboro Stadium.
George Fox (25-5, 16-5) took both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday, then completed the sweep with a 9-0 victory on Sunday behind a combined two-hitter from starting pitcher Josh Burch and relievers Brady Rhodes and Shane Dalgleish.
Pacific (10-22, 4-14) couldn't get anything going offensively against George Fox's three-headed monster of Burch, Rhodes and Dalgleish. Burch picked up his first win of the season with seven innings of one-hit ball, while Rhodes and Dalgleish each tossed one inning. George Fox led 3-0 before breaking things open with a five-run eighth inning.
Pacific junior Ryan Bailey had the Boxers' only two hits, an opposite-field single in the first and a base hit to left in the eighth.
Saturday's games were not much better for Pacific. George Fox played small ball, putting together a number of one-run innings to notch 8-2 and 6-4 victories over the Boxers.
George Fox scored single runs in five different innings of Game 1, then plated three in the sixth to put the game away. Pacific hampered itself by leaving 16 runners on base, including seven in scoring position. In Game 2, Pacific led 4-1 but allowed the Bruins to score five unanswered runs for the victory.