Softball wraps up 11 games in 8 days, drops 2 to Bruins

Softball wraps up 11 games in 8 days, drops 2 to Bruins

WEST LINN, Oregon – Playing the 10th and 11th game in eight days, the Puget Sound softball team fell in a doubleheader to George Fox on Sunday afternoon. The Loggers fell, 8-0, in five innings in the first game, before losing, 11-4, in the second game.

Jessica Shimoda had the lone run batted in for the Loggers (10-11, 3-7 NWC). Amber Popovich, Mckenna Johnson, Jenna Llamas, and Haley Gray each recorded hits on the day.

George Fox 8, Puget Sound 0 (5 innings)

The Bruins (12-6, 8-4 NWC) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. They added four runs in the third inning to take control of the game. In the bottom of the fifth, George Fox brought around three more runs to earn the five-inning victory.  

Erica Gott (5-4) took the loss for the Loggers, allowing three runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Jessica Gott gave up two runs in 0.1 innings, before Kasey Stern came in to finish the game. She threw 1.0 inning, allowing three runs (two earned).     

George Fox 11, Puget Sound 4

The Loggers responded in the second game, and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. They added another run in the second inning when Jessica Shimoda laid down a squeeze bunt to bring home Mckenna Johnson.

The Bruins had a big third inning for the second consecutive game, scoring five runs to take a 5-2 lead. They added an additional run in the fourth inning. The Loggers got two runs back in the fifth inning. They narrowed the gap to 5-4 when Amber Popovich and Jenna Llamas scored. In the bottom of the sixth, George Fox added five runs. Llamas singled in the top of the seventh, but Puget Sound was unable to bring anyone around to score, and would fall, 11-4.

Jaci Young (3-4) started in the circle and took the loss. The senior threw 5.0 innings, allowing six runs (four earned), while striking out two. Erica Gott threw the final 1.0 innings, giving up five runs (three earned).  

The Loggers will next welcome Willamette back to Tacoma. The two teams will wrap up their currently tied game on Saturday, March 25, at 12 p.m., before playing a doubleheader.

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