PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost their first game to the George Fox Bruins, 19-2, on Saturday at Huston Sports Complex.
Lewis & Clark allowed eight runs in the fourth and six in the fifth inning following a 44-minute rain delay at the start of the third. The weather never fully stopped drizzling throughout the game.
Ateisha Norton hit her sixth home run of the season, adding to her career high, to give the Pioneers their only runs. Ranking second in the Northwest Conference, Norton's blast to straight-away centerfield brought in Emily Drevdahl who had doubled in the prior at-bat. Norton now has a team-high four multi-RBI games this season.
Savannah Dickson fell to 4-5 on the season after starting at pitcher. She allowed 12 hits and six walks with two strikeouts. Drevdahl finished the game for the Pioneers.
After just four hits in game one, the Pioneers bounced back with eight in the second game including two-hit performances from Frankie Warden and Ariel Trinidad, but Lewis & Clark couldn't bring anyone home in a 6-0 defeat to George Fox.
Lewis & Clark stranded seven runners in the game including three in the fifth inning. With Zoe Juarez and Trinidad on base, Stephanie Garcia hit a bunt single and loaded the bases with two outs. Paige Salavea grounded out to end the inning.
Ateisha Norton went 0 for 3 and had her 11-game hitting streak end, which was the Pios' longest of the year. Salavea has also had a double-digit hitting streak (10) this season. Garcia has now reached base in 10 straight games. Warden had a double for her third extra-base hit of the season.
Annie Veatch and Savannah Vargas had three hits apiece for the Bruins, who saw Abbie Bergerson improve to 5-4 this season as a starting pitcher. Megan Anderson (1-7) took the loss for the Pioneers after allowing six earned runs on 12 hits while striking out seven, the second-most in her career.
Sunday's doubleheader has been bumped up an hour and will begin at 11 a.m. at the Huston Sports Complex.