Softball Drops Both Games to #9 LinfieldBy Rachel Levitsky Sports Information Intern
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - The Pioneer women's softball team lost both of their games, in five innings, to the #9 ranked Linfield Wildcats this Saturday, March 16th. Lewis & Clark lost the first game, 11-1, then was unable to score in the second game, 15-0.
In the first game, the Pioneers had three hits, all coming in the fifth inning, coming from Haley Robinson, Hallie Knife, and Kataleya Milan. Lewis & Clark's lone run of the day came from Madison Hollenbeck reaching base on a fielder's choice, then coming in from Robinson's single to shortstop.
Pitching for the Pioneers, Natalie Rose threw for three innings, striking out three batters. Rose was then relieved by Knife, who again struck out three batters in one inning.
In the second game, the Pioneers were unable to get a hit or plate a run. Hollenbeck pitched part of the game, striking out two batters before being relieved by Jill Pinder.
The Pioneers return to the field tomorrow, Sunday March 17th, when they take on the Willamette Bearcats at home at 12 pm.