Pios put up 46 runs in doubleheader sweep

Pios put up 46 runs in doubleheader sweep


Game 1 - Lewis & Clark 23, Walla Walla 1

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Paige Salavea and Jenai Rojo were perfect at the plate, while Tiana Rosario and Stephanie Garcia also had multi-hit games, as the Lewis & Clark Pioneers won a five-inning game, 23-1, over the Walla Walla Wolves at the Hebbel-Janke Complex.

The Pioneers had three extra-base hits in the first inning, starting with Salavea's leadoff double. Brooke Koran doubled as well before Rojo hit a two-run homer to give the Pios a 3-1 lead through the first inning.

In the second, Lewis & Clark chased Walla Walla starter Nicole Brown, finishing the half inning with 10 runs. Ashley Bolick and Hannah Del Pra doubled in the inning.

Overall, the Pios had 13 different players with runs batted in and only one player with an at-bat failed to get a hit.

"We were firing on all cylinders today," said Lewis & Clark head coach Shawna Cyrus. "We came out swinging and never looked back. It's great when the team comes together, like we did today, and works as a unit. Every person on the team contributed."

Rojo finished 3 for 3 with four RBI, while Salavea finished 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI. Rosario drove in a run with a 3 for 4 performance at the plate. Garcia batted 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Freshmen Sarah Reyes and Emily Drevdahl also had doubles in the game. Fellow first-year player Kaili-Ann Akimseu hit her first collegiate home run, a three-run shot, in the eight-run fifth inning.

Jill Pinder, Kalin Rooney and Kady Bruce all spent time in the circle, facing 20 batters over five innings.

Game 2 - Lewis & Clark 23, Walla Walla 3

In the second game of the doubleheader, Paige Salavea had another outstanding performance in the leadoff spot. The sophomore went 4 for 4 with three RBI, including a double, and had two stolen bases, as the Pioneers repeated their runs total from the first game in a 23-3 win over Walla Walla.

For the doubleheader, Salavea finished 6 for 6 with three extra-base hits and five RBI.

"Paige Salavea was just absolutely on fire," said head coach Shawna Cyrus. "She reached base every time she was up, and Jenai Rojo was just as hot."

Rojo followed her 3 for 3 performance from game one by going 1 for 2 in the second game. Her one hit was a double.

Lewis & Clark scored in every inning, including a seven-run first inning and an eight-run fifth inning.

Sarah Reyes started in center field, hitting 4 for 4 with a double and bringing in four runs. Emily Drevdahl had a team-high five RBI on two hits, one of which was a double. Third in the lineup, Brooke Koran played third base and hit two doubles, going 3 for 6 with three RBI. Hannah Del Pra hit 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI.

Ashley Bolick and Lindsay Yearman also had multi-hit games.

Kaili-Ann Akimeseu and Drevdhal split the work in the circle. Akimeseu allowed five runs and three hits before Drevdahl pitched three scoreless innings with three hits allowed.

Lewis & Clark (5-3) hosts Whitworth for doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday at the Huston Sports Complex.

Other Northwest Conference Scores - Sunday

Redlands 3, Whitworth 2
Corban 4, Pacific 1
Linfield 7, Cal Lutheran 3
George Fox 4, La Verne 1
Pacific 10, Corban 6
Linfield 11, Cal Lutheran 1
George Fox 4, La Verne 2 

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