Dickson pitches five-inning shut out as Pioneers win both in Tacoma

Dickson pitches five-inning shut out as Pioneers win both in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. -- Savannah Dickson pitched her second shut out of the season to help the Pioneers to a 9-0 win over the Puget Sound Loggers. The Pioneers who struggled the previous day to get their bats going found their groove today totaling 12 hits to the Loggers five. Emily Drevdahl led the Pioneers with four hits in four at-bats including two doubles while Sydney Cross and Frankie Warden combined for six of the team's eight RBIs. 

The Pioneers got off to a hot start with four runs in the top of the first and kept adding on with each inning. The Loggers had multiple runners in scoring position early on but the Pioneers shut them down with Dickson tying her season-high of five strikeouts. 

 

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Key Moments

Drevdahl started the game with a lead-off double and stole third on a wild pitch by the Loggers' Noelle Kerr. Drevdahl then capitalized off another wild pitch to steal home and put the first run of the game on the board. With Lily Moffitt on first Brackin was walked by Kerr and both Moffitt and Brackin advanced a base off another wild pitch by Kerr giving the Pioneers two runners in scoring position with no outs. After Warden lined out to first base Cross stepped up and lined one over second base to score Moffitt and Brackin giving the Pioneers a 3-0 lead. Cross would then score a couple plays later off a single from Dickson giving the Pioneers a four-run advantage.  

The Loggers threatened early in the bottom of the first to chip away at the Pioneers' lead after Hana DeGuzman hit a leadoff single up the middle followed by Abbi Wong who reached on a walk. Kelsie Sullivan struck out swinging to give the Pioneers their first out. The Logger's Marissa Oda hit an infield ground ball to Zoe Juarez who flipped it to Moffitt to get Wong out at second but DeGuzman advanced to third. Dickson then got Maddie DeColombo with the strikeout to end the inning. 

Deeper Look

  • Drevdahl had four hits in four at-bats and scored three runs
  • The Pioneers did not record a fielding error while the Loggers recorded two
  • Cross and Warden each recorded a season-high three RBIs
  • Dickson threw her second complete game shut out of the season, the first coming Mar. 16 against Willamette

Game 2

The Pioneers followed up their dominating shut out win against the Loggers earlier in the day with a 4-1 win to even the series at two games apiece. Puget Sound was the first to strike with a run in the bottom of the first but the Pioneers shut them out the rest of the way. Lily Moffitt and Olivia Brackin led the team with two hits apiece while Brackin recorded her ninth home run of the season and second of the weekend. Brackin earned all four of the team's RBIs. 

Savannah Dickson recorded the win for the Pioneers in the circle pitching four innings, allowing three hits and striking out two. Megan Anderson started the game for the Pioneers in the circle pitching three innings allowing four hits and two walks and striking out one. 

Key Moments

The Loggers' Hana DeGuzman lead-off the innings with a triple down the left field line. Kelsie Sullivan followed that up with a double down the left field line to score DeGuzman and give the Loggers' their first run of the day with no outs on the board. The Pioneers settled in getting Sullivan out at third to take some pressure off. Anderson followed this up by striking out Maddie Colombo and then the Loggers' Maddie Pearlstein grounded out to shortstop Zoe Juarez to end the inning.  

Trailing 1-0 the Pioneers struggled to get going in the top of the third with Kami Merrill striking out. Braylin Jenson reached on a walk but was out at second after an infield ground ball from Ana Zimmerman. With two outs on the board, Moffitt found a gap in left field for a single advancing Zimmerman to second. Brackin followed this up with a long shot over the to right center field fence to put three runs on the board and give the Pioneers their first lead of the game.

Deeper Look

  • With her ninth home run of the season, Brackin moved to first place in the NWC in home runs 
    • She also moved up to fourth place in RBIs with 28
  • Moffitt had her sixth multiple hits game this season
  • Drevdahl had one hit in one at-bat giving her a perfect 1.000 batting average over the two games today
  • Both teams recorded a fielding errors

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The Pioneers return to Huston to take on Pacific next weekend with doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday

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