TACOMA, Wash – The Loggers scored 13 runs over two games, and split a doubleheader with Pacific (12-5-1, 4-2 NWC) on Saturday. Puget Sound fell, 2-1, before coming back to take game two, 12-10.
Kristi Nagamine finished with four hits, including a double and a triple with an RBI on the day. Jaci Young also hit a home run for the Loggers (1-9, 1-5 NWC). Kayla Andrus had three hits, while Erica Gott, Jessica Shimoda, and Mckenna Johnson each had two hits. Jessica Gott also recorded a hit on the day.
Pacific 2, Puget Sound 1
The Loggers and Bearcats remained scoreless through the first two frames, with the two teams combining for one base runner and no hits through the two innings.
The Boxers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, when Haley Kodama led off the inning with a home run. Pacific tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning.
The Loggers staged a seventh inning comeback, which has proved a common occurrence this year. Kayla Andrus doubled to begin the frame, and came around to score on an RBI single up the middle by Jessica Shimoda. Puget Sound was unable to bring another run across the plate, and was edged by the visitors, 2-1.
Jaci Young (0-6) took the complete game loss for the Loggers. She allowed two runs (one earned) and struck out six hitters.
Puget Sound 12, Pacific 10
The second game proved to be a high-scoring affair, with the Loggers scoring in five of the six home half-innings.
Pacific jumped on the board first, scoring a run in the top of the first inning. However, the Loggers responded in the bottom half of the inning, manufacturing three runs on RBI by Andrus, Jessica Gott, and Mckenna Johnson.
The Boxers took the lead back in the second inning, scoring four runs to take a 5-3 lead. The Loggers got one run back with a suicide squeeze by Amber Popovich. Pacific and Puget Sound each scored one run in the third inning.
The Loggers held the Boxers scoreless in the top of the fourth, and then pulled within one run in the bottom of the frame.
After Pacific scored one run in the top of the fifth, the Loggers broke open the scoring in the bottom of the fifth. The home side scored six runs, including a 2 RBI home run by Jaci Young. The Boxers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but the Logger defense held firm to earn the first win of the season.
Kayla Andrus threw the first 3.0 innings, giving up six runs (five earned). Jaci Young (1-6) threw the final 4.0 innings to earn the victory. She allowed four runs (three earned) and striking out one.
The Loggers will host Pacific for another doubleheader on Sunday, March 6. The first game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
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