March 23, 2011

Four Run Seventh Inning Propels Softball Past Hastings 4-3

TUCSON, Ariz. - Four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Lewis & Clark softball team past Hastings, 4-3, in the Pioneers final game of the Tucson tournament. The Pioneers end their time in Tucson with four wins and just one loss.

The Pioneers are now 6-13 on the season after their win over Hastings.

Sophomore Natalie Rose pitched her second consecutive complete game victory against Hastings and third of the tournament. Rose allowed Hasting just five hits with all three runs being unearned.

Hastings scored two runs in the top of the third, before finishing their scoring in the top of the fourth.

Down 3-0 heading into their final at bat, the Pioneers put together their second consecutive come from behind victory. The inning began with a lead-off base hit by Caitlin Relyea. Relyea was replaced on the bases by freshman Mariel McClenahan. Jet'aime Mullins put a runner on first and second after being hit by a pitch. Senior Michaela Satter scored the first run of the inning for the Pios with a single to left field that allowed McClenahan to score.

With Mullins on second and Satter on first, freshman Sarah Breninger ended the game with a huge three-run homerun.

The Pioneers return to action on Friday, March 25 when they head to Puget Sound to resume conference play.