Young Loggers quickly make their mark

Young Loggers quickly make their mark

TACOMA, Washington – Several first-year Loggers made an immediate impact during the 2019 Puget Sound softball season.

Junior transfer Maddie Colombo led the team in home runs (4), and she was tops on the squad for batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.378), and slugging percentage (.522). She split her 35 games between catcher and shortstop.

Freshman backstop Abbi Wong tied junior third baseman Abby Brondos for the second-most home runs for the Loggers (2). Wong opened her collegiate career in strong fashion, reaching base in each of her first eight games. She had a monster game at Occidental (Feb. 10), going 5-for-6 at the plate with a couple doubles and three runs scored.

Freshman infielder Hana DeGuzman split her 34 games between shortstop and second base. She hit .314 in her rookie campaign, and she led the Loggers in hits (32), triples (2), and stolen bases (6). DeGuzman and Colombo tied for the team lead in runs scored (14). DeGuzman had eight multi-hit games

Freshmen pitchers Kelsie Sullivan and Maddy Garcia combined to throw for 80 percent of Puget Sound's total innings in 2019. Sullivan led the way with 96.1 innings in the circle. She had a season-high 10 strikeouts and allowed just two earned runs during a complete game at Willamette (April 13).

Junior first baseman Marissa Oda demonstrated and advanced approach at the plate. Although she hit .260, Oda drew a team-high 15 walks and finished with a .372 on-base percentage.