Jessica Gott records 2 RBI, Loggers beat Pioneers, fall to Boxers

Photo by Chris Lund
Photo by Chris Lund

FOREST GROVE, Oregon – Three Loggers recorded runs batted in, as the Puget Sound softball team split in a pair of resumed games on Tuesday afternoon. The Loggers defeated Lewis & Clark, 4-2, in the first game, before falling 9-1, in six innings, to Pacific.

Jessica Gott led the way for the Loggers (12-23, 5-19 NWC) with two runs batted in. Amber Popovich and Haley Gray each recorded an RBI as well. Kaitlyn Webster hit her eighth double of the year.

Puget Sound 4, Lewis & Clark 2

The Loggers and Pioneers (9-21, 9-17 NWC) played the first 1.2 innings on March 28. Puget Sound scored one run in the bottom of the first inning on a Haley Gray RBI single. The team scored another run in the second inning on an RBI single by Amber Popovich.

The two teams resumed the game on Tuesday afternoon in Forest Grove, and the Loggers almost immediately increased their lead. They finished the second inning with two more runs, when Jessica Gott drove in two runs to put Puget Sound up 4-0.

L&C scored one run in the top of the third inning, but neither team was able to push across another run until the sixth inning. The Pioneers recorded a run in the top of the sixth inning to narrow the gap to 4-2. However, the Loggers defense held firm, recording a three up, three down seventh inning to secure the victory.

Erica Gott (6-8) earned the complete game victory. She allowed two runs (one earned), while striking out four. The junior allowed just four hits through seven innings.        

Pacific 9, Puget Sound 1 (6 innings)

The Boxers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when the game was started on March 5. The teams resumed the game on Tuesday evening.

Pacific added two runs, both unearned, in the third inning. The Boxers added four insurance runs in the fifth inning.

The Loggers got one run back in the top of the sixth inning. Jessica Gott smoked a double to center field, and then was able to come around and score on a pair of errors. However, in the top of the sixth inning, the Boxers scored two runs to win the game.

Jaci Young (4-10) took the loss in the circle for the Loggers. She allowed seven runs (four earned) in 4.2 innings pitched. Kasey Stern threw the final 1.0 innings. She allowing three runs.

The Loggers will wrap up the season this weekend when they play four games against Pacific Lutheran. Puget Sound will travel to its crosstown rival on Friday, April 14, for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

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