LANCASTER, California – The Puget Sound softball team began its second California trip of the season with a 9-3 victory at Antelope Valley Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers won the second game of the doubleheader, 4-3.
Puget Sound 9, Antelope Valley 3
The Loggers entered the seventh inning with a 3-0 lead, but they added six runs in the final stanza. Abbi Wong got the rally started with a one-out single, and Marissa Oda followed with a double. Kelsie Sullivan drew a walk to load the bases, and Maddie Colombo cleared the bases with a triple to right-center field.
Five Loggers collected multiple hits, led by Maddie Colombo's 3-for-5 effort. Wong, Oda, Pearlstein, and Sullivan each picked up two hits.
Keslie Sullivan tossed a complete game without allowing an earned run for the Loggers. She struck out three and walked two.
Puget Sound 3, Antelope Valley 4 (stats to follow)
The Loggers piled on 12 hits for the second time Saturday, but Puget Sound came up just short in its second game against the Pioneers.
Wong led off the game with a solo blast, but the Pioneers evened the bottom of the first. Antelope Valley took a 2-1 lead, but the Loggers tied the game in the third inning thanks to an RBI single by Colombo.
Entering the sixth inning in a 4-2 deficit, Mackensie Pearlstein got the Loggers one run closer with an RBI single.
Puget Sound has a doubleheader at La Sierra Sunday, Feb. 24, starting at 10 a.m.