Loggers head to Spokane for series with NWC-leading Pirates

Photo by Chris Lund
Photo by Chris Lund

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound softball team is set to travel to league-leading Whitworth for a four-game series this weekend. The two teams will play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Whitworth

 WHEN  

 Saturday, April 1, 12 p.m. (DH) 

 WHERE

 Diana Marks Field | Spokane, Wash. 

 LIVE

 Game 1 Stats I Game 2 Stats I Video

 SOCIAL MEDIA 

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 WHO

 Puget Sound at Whitworth

 WHEN  

 Sunday, April 2, 12 p.m. (DH) 

 WHERE

 Diana Marks Field | Spokane, Wash. 

 LIVE

 Game 1 Stats I Game 2 Stats I Video

 SOCIAL MEDIA 

 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 
Puget Sound's last game

The Loggers (11-14, 4-10 NWC) welcomed Lewis & Clark for a mid-week make-up game. Puget Sound defeated the Pioneers, 8-3. Haley Gray and Kristi Nagamine each recorded two RBI, while Mckenna Johnson and Jessica Shimoda each chipped in an RBI. Jaci Young threw a complete game victory, giving up two earned runs.  

Logger leaders

Jessica Gott leads the squad with a .378 batting average, hitting a team-high three home runs and eight doubles. Haley Gray (.319), Kristi Nagamine (.318), and Jenna Llamas (.313) all have averages over .300 as well. Jaci Young has hit three home runs for the Loggers. Jaci Young is 4-5 in the circle, with a 3.11 earned run average. The senior has struck out 28 batters in 63.0 innings pitched. Erica Gott is 5-5, with a 4.34 ERA. She has recorded 36 strikeouts in 58.0 innings.

Scouting the Pirates (23-5, 14-2 NWC)

Whitworth University is currently on a seven-game winning streak, most recently sweeping a four-game series from George Fox. The team hits .325 as a team, led by Kinsey McNaught (.383). Michelle Silva (.378) leads the Pirates with six home runs and 30 runs batted in. Shannon Wessel (.378) has hit four home runs and recorded 28 RBI.

Student-Athlete of the Week

Jessica Gott earned the NWC Player of the Week for her play against Pacific. She hit .583 in the three games, including a three-run home run in extra innings which proved the difference in the first game of the series. Jaci Young was named the Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing 12 scoreless innings, including a complete game shutout, to open the season. 

California Dreamin'

The Loggers opened the 2017 season with a six-game trip to Southern California. The team split double headers with Pomona-Pitzer, Chapman, and Occidental. Jessica Gott hit .421 over the six games, while Erica Gott finished the weekend hitting .389.

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