Campbell Deals In The Cricle But Loggers Drop Two Close Battles
NEWBERG, Ore. – Two close battles went to the home team as the Puget Sound softball team fell 1-0 and 4-3 at George Fox on Sunday. The first game need two extra frames for the Bruins (8-6, 5-3 NWC) to break the scoreless tie.
Game 1 – L, 0-1 (9inns.)
Megan Campbell threw eight scoreless innings before the Bruins finally scratched across a run in the bottom of the ninth to win it. Campbell seemed to always have an answer whenever the Bruins threatened.
The Bruins pounded out 10 hits in the game but Campbell stifled hitters when it counted as the hosts left 13 runners on board.
Unfortunately for Campbell, Rachel Fielder was equal to the task. She allowed just three Logger hits through nine innings of work to earn the win in the circle.
In the ninth, the Bruins broke the scoreless tie to escape with the win. Two Logger errors in the inning proved very costly and allowed the only run of the game to come home.
Felicia Chavez singled to lead off the inning. She advanced to second on a Logger error and was sacrificed over to third. Amanda Woods grounder was then misplayed as Chavez came in to score the games only run.
Game 2 – L, 3-4
Brianna Huber and Marissa Jeffers each hit solo homers for the Loggers but their comeback bid came up just shy in a 4-3 loss to the Bruins. Megan Campbell also tossed four more scoreless innings.
The Loggers were the first on the board when Huber smacked her solo shot in the top of the second. George Fox tied the game on Jenna Kirk double in the bottom half of the inning and took the lead on Kat Hylton double two batters later.
Jeffers doubled to lead off the third and later scored on a Chelsea Lindroth single to tie the game at 2-2. However, the Bruins hung up two more runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-2.
Campbell took over in the circle in the third inning and shut the door on the rally. She tossed the last three innings as well and kept the Bruins off the scoreboard.
Jeffers added a solo homer to lead off the fifth but that would be all the Loggers would get as they went down in order in the sixth and seventh.
The Loggers are off next weekend and will finally play in their home-opener on Mar. 16 when they host Whitworth for a noon doubleheader.