NEWBERG, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark softball team was unable to beat the George Fox Bruins today in it's doubleheader at the Morse Athletic Complex. The Pioneers lost their first game 4-2, then dropped the second 5-0.
This moves Lewis & Clark's record to 10-6 overall, and 5-3 in Northwest Conference (NWC) play. The Bruins improve to 8-4 overall, and 5-3 in NWC play.
In the first game, the Bruins outhit the Pioneers 11-8, with Haley Robinson and Madison Hollenbeck both getting two hits apiece. Lewis & Clark plated both its runs in the second inning, gaining the lead with Megan Andre singling to left field, driving in Amanda Rabith. The other run of the inning came from Robinson being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing in Hollenbeck.
The Pioneers held their lead until the bottom of the third inning, when George Fox plated two runs. The Bruins then came back in the bottom of the sixth to score the two winning runs.
Hollenbeck pitched a complete game, striking out four batters and walking no batters.
In the second game, the Pioneers were unable to plate a run, despite eight hits throughout the game. Robinson again contributed two hits, along with Hannah Dal Pra who also had two.
The Pioneers return to Morse Athletic Complex to play another double header against the Bruins at 12 p.m.