FOREST GROVE, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark softball team dropped its final two games to the Pacific Boxers on Saturday afternoon in Northwest Conference action. The Boxers won the first game 6-1, before winning the final contest 7-4.
Game one began similarly to the first game of Friday's twinbill with the Boxers jumping out to a 5-0 lead before the Pioneer offense could get going.
Lewis & Clark's lone run came in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly to right field by senior Madison Hollenbeck. The flyout drove in Stephanie Garcia, who led off the inning with a slap single to the second baseman.
The Boxers earned the run back in the bottom half of the inning to close out the game with a 6-1 win.
Hollenbeck ended the contest 1-for-1 from the plate, while picking up the teams only RBI and walk. Garcia went 1-for-2 from the plate.
The second game was much the same, with the Boxers pulling ahead to a comfortable lead before the Pios go going.
Trailing 5-0 heading into the sixth, the Pioneers rallied to pull within a run thanks to three hits and two Boxer errors. With the bases loaded and one out, Hannah Dal Pra sent everyone home with a monster triple to right field. With Dal Pra at third, the Boxers walked Hollenbeck, brining senior Amanda Rabith to the plate. A fielding error by the shortstop on Rabith's at bat allowed Dal Pra to come home.
Pacific responded with two insurance runs in the bottom half of the inning for a 7-4 victory.
The Pioneers return to the court on Saturday, April 11 at Willamette. The first game of the double-header is set to begin at 12 p.m.