PARKLAND, Washington – Jessica Shimoda drove in two runs, while the Loggers split with Pacific Lutheran on Saturday afternoon. Puget Sound used a three-run ninth inning to earn a 6-3 extra inning victory in the first game, before falling, 6-0.
Shimoda finished the day with two hits and two RBI for the Loggers (10-25, 4-21 NWC) on Saturday. Erica Gott was 3-for-4 in the first game, and had four hits on the day. Amber Popovich, Kayla Andrus, and Mckenna Johnson finished with two hits, while Jaci Young had three hits.
Puget Sound 6, Pacific Lutheran 3 (9 innings)
PLU jumped ahead, 2-0 in the first inning, but the Loggers responded immediately, tying the game, 2-2, after the second inning on a Jessica Shimoda 2-RBI double.
Puget Sound then took the 3-2 lead in the third inning. The Lutes tied the game again in the fifth inning. Neither team was able to score in the final two innings, and the game went to extra innings.
In the top of the ninth, Erica Gott began the inning with a single, and was moved over to second base with a sacrifice bunt. Shimoda singled, before Jaci Young got a hit to right field, putting the Loggers up 4-3. Puget Sound would add two more runs in the inning on an RBI groundout by Kristi Nagamine, and an RBI walk by Kayla Andrus. The Logger defense held firm in the bottom of the inning to earn the rivalry win, 6-3.
Jaci Young started the game in the circle for the Loggers. She allowed three runs (two earned) in 6.0 innings, while striking out four. Kayla Andrus (2-5) earned the win, throwing the final 3.0 innings. She did not allow a run, and struck out two.
Pacific Lutheran 6, Puget Sound 0
The Lutes took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and scored two runs each in the second and third innings. PLU added an extra insurance run in the sixth inning to go up 6-0.
Puget Sound got two runners on base in the seventh inning, but was unable to bring anyone around, and fell in the second game of the doubleheader.
Erica Gott (5-9) took the loss, allowing five runs in 2.2 innings. Kayla Andrus threw the final 3.1 innings, allowing one run, while striking out one.
The Loggers will conclude the season by hosting Pacific Lutheran for a doubleheader on Sunday, April 17. Senior Kayla Andrus will be honored before the game. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.
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