Softball Splits with Pacific in Final DoubleheaderBy Rachel Levitsky Sports Information Intern
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark softball team took the first game from the Pacific Boxers, 3-2, before falling in the second, 8-0 in five innings.
In the first game, the score remained at zero until the top of the third inning, when the Pioneers scored two runs. Haley Robinson got on base first for Lewis & Clark, reaching on an error by the Boxer first baseman. Kelsey Buck then singled to third base, followed by a single down the left field line by Hannah Dal Pra, loading the bases. Jet'aime Mullins then brought in Robinson and Buck with a single up the middle.
The Boxers then tied the score in the fifth inning, scoring two runs. Lewis & Clark scored the winning run in the seventh inning, when Mullins got on base from a single up the middle, stole second, then came home on a fielding error by the Pacific shortstop.
Madison Hollenbeck pitched a complete game for the Pioneers, allowing only four hits and also striking out four batters. Mullins hit three for four in the game, and earned two RBI.
In the second game, the Pioneers could not get their bats going, earning only one hit in the game. Buck hit a single to the pitcher in the fourth inning, but could not get home.
The Pioneers finish the season with a record of 16-22 overall, and 10-18 in Northwest Conference (NWC) play. The Boxers improve to 19-17 overall and 14-12 in NWC play.