Timely hitting leads to doubleheader sweep over Willamette

Timely hitting leads to doubleheader sweep over Willamette

TACOMA, WashingtonNoelle Kerr drove in three runs, including a clutch two-run single, while Mackensie Pearlstein and Erica Gott each totaled three hits during the Loggers' doubleheader wins at home against Willamette Monday afternoon.

 

 

Puget Sound 7, Willamette 4

Erica Gott and Amber Popovich both notched two hits and two RBI as the Loggers won the first game of Monday's doubleheader, 7-4.

Popovich reached base on a fielder's choice in the first inning, and she moved into scoring position thanks to Jessica Gott's walk. Erica Gott smacked a single back up the middle to score Popovich and give the Loggers a 1-0 lead. 

Puget Sound (9-22-1, 7-15 NWC) doubled its lead in the second inning when Popovich singled home Abby Brondos.

Willamette (5-22, 5-15 NWC) evened the score in the third inning, but the Puget Sound offense wasn't done. A Bearcats' error and an RBI single by Erica Gott gave Puget Sound a 4-2 edge in the fourth inning.

The Loggers struck for three runs in the fifth inning: one on an error, one on a passed ball, and the third on an RBI single by Popovich.

 

Puget Sound 4, Willamette 2

Noelle Kerr went 1-for-2 at the plate with three RBI as the Loggers finished Monday with a 4-2 win over Willamette.

Kerr put the Loggers on the board in the first inning when she drew a bases-loaded walk. Still, Willamette carried a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning.

Puget Sound broke through with three runs in the home half of the fourth. Mackensie Pearlstein hit a one-out double, and Jessica Gott drew a two-out walk. Erica Gott's double to centerfied scored Pearlstein, and Kerr ripped a single to right field to score both Erica Gott and Jessica Gott.

Jessica Gott earned the win in the circle, yielding just two earned runs in a complete game.

Saturday, April 14, marks Senior Day for Puget Sound. The Loggers host Pacific Lutheran for a doubleheader at 12 p.m., and Puget Sound will celebrate its senior class: Amanda Fehr, Erica Gott, Jessica Gott, Haley Gray, Amber Popovich, and Kasey Stern.

 


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