Andrus homers, Loggers split doubleheader with Bruins

Credit: Chris Lund
Credit: Chris Lund

TACOMA, Washington – The Loggers picked up a split with George Fox on Saturday afternoon. Puget Sound took game one, 4-3, before the Bruins won the second game, 7-3.

For the second consecutive day, Mckenna Johnson had two runs batted in. Jessica Gott also had two RBI for the Loggers (8-15, 2-11 NWC). Kayla Andrus hit her third home run of the year, while Amanda Fehr also recorded an RBI.

Puget Sound 4, George Fox 3

George Fox took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on an RBI single by Kat Hylton.

The Loggers stormed back in the third inning, scoring three runs on five hits to go up 3-1. Jessica Gott hit a sacrifice fly and Mckenna Johnson hit a two-RBI double in the inning.

The Bruins scored a run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to tie the game 3-3.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, with the bases loaded after singles by Jaci Young and Kristi Nagamine, and a walk to Amber Popovich, Erica Gott was up to bat. Alyssa Harris, the Bruins' pitcher, threw a wild pitch, allowing Young to score from third to give the Loggers a 4-3 lead, which would prove to be the final score.

Jaci Young started the game in the circle for the Loggers. She threw 5.0 innings, giving up two runs and striking out one. Erica Gott (4-4) earned the win, throwing the final 2.0 innings and allowing one run.

George Fox 7, Puget Sound 3

The two teams remained scoreless through the first two innings, before the Bruins jumped on the board first. In the third inning, George Fox scored five runs on five hits. The Bruins would add an additional run in the fourth inning.

The Loggers started to chip away in the bottom of the fourth inning. After Kristi Nagamine reached base on an error and Kayla Andrus singled, Jessica Gott roped a ball to center field, allowing Nagamine to come around and score, cutting the lead to 5-1.

Puget Sound would get another run back in the sixth inning on a solo home run by Andrus.  The Bruins would add one run in the top of the seventh inning on a solo homer.

Down to their final two outs, Jessica Shimoda led things off with a double. Amanda Fehr followed it up with a double of her own, with the speedy Shimoda crossing the plate from second. Fehr would be stranded, however, and the Bruins would earn the split, 7-3.

Kayla Andrus (1-3) took the loss, giving up five runs (three earned) and striking out one in 2.1 innings of work. Erica Gott threw the final 4.2 innings, allowing two runs while striking out one.

The Loggers will next travel to Lewis & Clark to make up a doubleheader on Thursday, March 31. The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.


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