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Whitworth Softball Drops Pair to Pacific

by Whitworth University Sports Information

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – The Whitworth University softball team dropped a pair of Northwest Conference games at Pacific (Ore.) on Friday afternoon.

The Pirates drop to 14-5 on the season and 7-2 in NWC play. The Boxers improve to 10-2 overall, with a 5-1 NWC record.

Game 1 – Pacific (Ore.) 2, Whitworth 0

The teams combined to strand six base runners through the first three and a half innings. Pacific took advantage of two Pirate errors in the bottom of the fourth to break the scoring drought and take a 1-0 lead. The Boxers used back-to-back singles in the bottom of the fifth to put runners in scoring position and were able to extend the lead 2-0 on a Whitworth throwing error.

Sophomore Megan John broke up Allie Sims’ no-hitter in the top of the seventh. With two outs, John pinch hit for sophomore Brittany Connor and sent Whitworth’s first hit of the day to right center. The Pirates were unable to turn John’s hit into a run as sophomore Bailey Kasler popped up to end the game.

Freshman Madi Perez (7-2) gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out six batters in six innings in the circle. Allie Sims (6-0) collected the win, giving up one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Game 2 – Pacific 5, Whitworth 1

Pacific picked up where it left off in game two, as Ashley Mitch tripled in the bottom of the first inning to put a pair of runs on the board for the Boxers. Whitworth’s defense was able to contain the Boxers for the next four innings, but the Pirates were unable to put together enough hits in a row to get anything going until the sixth inning.

The Pirates cut the Boxer lead in half in the top of the sixth. Junior Taylor Gilbert came to the plate with two outs already in the books and singled through the left side. After senior Julia Johnson was walked, Megan John sent senior Caylan Haehl, in as a pinch runner, home to make it a 2-1 game. Pacific ended the Pirate threat in the bottom of the sixth as the Boxers used four hits to score three runs and extend the lead to four, 5-1.

Whitworth opened the seventh inning with a single from Bailey Kasler and then put runners in scoring position when junior Sacha Clow was walked, but Pacific was able to get the final out of the game before the Pirates send any of the runners home.

Taylor Gilbert and Bailey Kasler were both 1-2 at the plate. Megan John was 1-2 with an RBI.

Freshman Makayla Lefever (2-1) gave up five earned runs on six hits with a walk and five strikeouts in 5.1 innings in the circle. Sarah Aasness (4-1) earned the win in the circle, allowing one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts in seven innings.

The Pirates and the Boxers will conclude the series with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game will begin at 10:30 a.m., with game two following.

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