Softball Drops Both Games to Hope InternationalBy Rachel Levitsky Sports Information Intern
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Lewis & Clark women's softball team continued its series of games in California today, taking on the Hope International Royals. The Pioneers lost both games to the Royals. The first, in 5 innings, 9-0, and the second, 1-0.
The Pioneers were unable to score in the first game, despite hits from Hannah Dal Pra, Jill Pinder, Madison Hollenbeck and Lauren Lovato. The Royals scored two runs in the bottom of the first, followed by a run in the second, two runs in the fourth, and sealed the win with four runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Natalie Rose was the starting pitcher for the Pioneers, pitching 3.2 innings and striking out two batters before being relieved by Pinder.
In the second game, Hope International scored early, with the lone run of the game coming in during the bottom of the first inning.
Lewis & Clark had four hits during the game, but were unable to plate a run to close the gap between the Royals. Hollenbeck contributed two hits, while Dal Pra and Caitlin McCormick each had one hit.
Hollenbeck also pitched the full game, finishing with three strike outs.
The Pioneers return to action tomorrow, Feb. 17th, for another doubleheader at Occidental beginning at 11 a.m.