Thompson’s sixth inning hit wins game for Pacific Lutheran

March 12, 2014

Tyler Thompson BaseballAnchorage’s Tyler Thompson came up with the biggest hit of his Pacific Lutheran University baseball career.

The starting third baseman knocked in the winning runs in a 5-3 win over Whitman, singling up the middle to score two with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

It was a good day for Alaska as earlier in the game teammate Garrett Brown of Anchorage drove in a pair of runs with a single in the second inning.

Thompson, of Dimond High fame, kept it going in the nightcap, going 2 for 4 and scoring two runs.

PLU is 10-4 in NCAA D3 play.

Thompson is hitting third in the lineup and leads the team with 11 hits in 13 games. He ranks second in runs [6] and doubles [2].

The sophomore transfer is hitting .224 with four RBIs.

Brown, of Service High fame, has started all five games he’s played. The Whitman game was his best of the season as he collected his first two hits and first two RBIs of his sophomore year.

At Mayville State University in North Dakota, Aaron Miller of Anchorage is part of an undefeated NAIA team at 11-0.

Miller is hitting .321 in 10 games, eight of them starts.

The sophomore outfielder is 9-for-28 with seven runs and three RBIs.