Gott, Young solid in circle, but Loggers lose two to Whitworth

Gott, Young solid in circle, but Loggers lose two to Whitworth

TACOMA, WashingtonJessica Gott and Jaci Young turned in solid performances in the circle for the Puget Sound softball team, but the Loggers lost both games of a doubleheader against Whitworth on Sunday.

Puget Sound 0, Whitworth 9 (6 inn.) 

Gott, a freshman, made her first-career start as a pitcher. Despite allowing four runs in the first inning, Gott pitched all six innings and allowed only three earned runs. 

Paige Schaffer's (1-for-2) leadoff single in the fifth inning was the Loggers' first hit of the game, and she moved into scoring position following Marissa Jeffers' (0-for-1) sac bunt. Bailee Larson (1-for-2) followed with a single to left field, and Schaffer tried to score but was thrown out on close play at the plate. 

Young (1-for-3) and Lisa Colombo (1-for-3) hit consecutive two-out singles in the sixth inning, but they were both left stranded on base. 

Puget Sound 1, Whitworth 6 

Young tossed her sixth complete game of the season, but the Logger committed three crucial errors that led to runs for the Pirates.

Whitworth took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Puget Sound got a run back in the second frame. Jessica Shaw (2-for-3, R) hit a one-out single and Erica Gott (1-for-3, 2B) followed with double to centerfield. Amelia Rice (0-for-1, RBI) lifted a fly ball to left field, and Shaw tagged up at third base and scored to cut the Whitworth lead to 2-1. However, the Pirates scored two runs in the third and two more in the sixth to seal the win.

The Loggers hit the road on Friday, April 3, for a doubleheader at Linfield. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.



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