TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound softball team honored senior captain Marissa Jeffers during the Loggers' doubleheader against Pacific Lutheran in the 2015 season finale on Sunday. Jeffers played in over 130 games through the past four years for the Loggers.
Puget Sound 4, Pacific Lutheran 13
Kayla Andrus belted her team-leading third home run in the sixth inning, but her solo shot wasn't enough as the Lutes (23-17. 16-12 NWC) scored six runs aided by three errors in the seventh inning to put the game away.
The Lutes grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but the Loggers (4-36, 1-27 NWC) came within a run in the second inning. Erica Gott (3-for-4, 2 2B, R) led off the second with a double, but was tagged out when Jaci Young (0-for-4, R) reached on a fielder's choice, and Young took second base on the play.
Paige Schaffer (0-for-1, R) then reached base on an error by the first baseman, and both runners advanced a base following an illegal pitch. Young then scored on a wild pitch, and an error by shortstop allowed Schaffer to score and make it a 3-2 game.
The Lutes got a run in the top of the third, but Puget Sound answered right back in the bottom of the frame. Gott hit her second double of the game and moved to third on an error by third baseman. PLU's second illegal pitch of the game allowed Gott to score.
Puget Sound 1, Pacific Lutheran 10
The Loggers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning after Amanda Fehr led off with a walk, and pinch-runner Amelia Rice moved into scoring position follow a sac bunt by Young. Jessica Gott reached on an error by the shortstop, which allowed Gott to reach home and give the Loggers the lead.
PLU rallied for nine runs on nine hits and an error in the fifth inning to take an insurmountable 10-1 edge.
The Loggers finish the season with their highest win total since 2011, and the team's 12 home runs are the most since 2011.
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