Pacific suffered a pair of home losses as baseball’s regular season nears completion.
The Indians (16-3) dropped decisions of 11-3 Wednesday to Helias and 8-7 Thursday to Timberland.
“We have two games next week to pull things back together,” said Pacific Head Coach Jeff Reed. “We definitely have some work to do.”
Pacific took a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Timberland (14-7), but Ryan Bainbridge blasted a three-run home run with two outs to give the Wolves an 8-7 advantage.
Hank Vandaveer got the start on the mound for Pacific. In 2.2 innings, he allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Zeth Boyer tossed 3.2 frames. He allowed four runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout.
Kyle Dean worked the final two-thirds of an inning, allowing one run on one hit with one strikeout.
Josh Moore, Ryan Jones and Vandaveer each collected two hits for Pacific. Moore and Jones also walked and scored two runs. Vandaveer walked, had one RBI and one run.
Nathan Bruns, Tanner Brown and Boyer each had one hit. Brown added three RBIs. Bruns also walked and had two RBIs.
Pacific suffered an 11-3 loss Wednesday at home to Helias.
Moore got the start on the mound and took the loss.
Moore closed out the game with three hits, including a single, a triple and a home run. Bruns also homered.
Bruns tossed the final three frames. He allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
“We kicked it around too much. Our defense cost us,” Reed said. “Josh was good early, but then he couldn’t find his curveball and they sat on his fastball. Helias has a good team.”
Moore was a double away from hitting for the cycle, going 3-3 with a walk, single, triple and home run to go with two RBIs.
Bruns also belted a home run, finishing with one hit. Vandaveer, Brown and Brandon Colter also had one hit.