Softball Loses Close Battles With George FoxBy Rachel Levitsky Sports Information Intern
NEWBERG, Ore. - The Pioneer women's softball team lost both of its games today in a double header against the George Fox Bruins, falling in the first game 3-0 before the close second game loss, 4-3.
In the first game, Natalie Rose pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits and throwing three stike outs.
The Bruins scored their first inning right off the bat, in the first inning with a double. The Pioneers could not respond, and the Bruins came back in the bottom of the sixth, scoring two more runs to secure their win.
In the second game, the Pioneers started out in the first inning with one run. Haley Robinson reached base after being hit by a pitch, then scored on a wild pitch.
George Fox responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the first, then the Pioneers came back in the second to score another run and take the lead. Madison Hollenbeck came around the bases for Lewis & Clark, scoring on a fielding error by center field.
The Bruins tied the score in the bottom of the third, and then tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to pull ahead. The Pioneers tried to make a comeback in the sixth inning, with Mullins rounding the bases on a single to right center field by Hollenbeck.
Hollenbeck pitched the complete second game for Lewis & Clark, striking out four batters and walking none.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, March 16th, when they hit the road to take on the Linfield Wildcats at 12 p.m.