CLAREMONT, California – Kaitlyn Webster collected four hits between two games, but the Puget Sound women's softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader a Pomona-Pitzer during the first day of the 2019 season Friday afternoon. Puget Sound came up just short in the first game, 5-3, and dropped the second game in 4.5 innings, 13-1.
The Loggers (0-2) trailed 3-0 through three innings in the first game, but Puget Sound rallied to even the score. Webster led off the fourth inning with a single, and she moved up a base following a one-out single by Marissa Oda. Freshman Kelsie Sullivan smacked a single that scored Webster for the Loggers' first run of the game.
Later in the inning, Mackensie Pearlstein's sacrifice fly plated Oda to bring the Loggers within a run.
The Loggers tied the game with a two-out rally in the fifth. Jessica Shimoda singled to center field, and Webster drove her home with a double to center.
The Sagehens (2-0) scored a pair of runs to seal the win.
During the second game, Sullivan continued to show poise in her first day as a collegiate student-athlete. She ripped an RBI double in the fifth inning that scored Maddie Colombo for Puget Sound's only run of the game.
Between the two games, Webster hit 4-for-5 with an RBI and run.
The Loggers remain in California for a doubleheader at Redlands Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 11 a.m.