CLAREMONT, California – Sophomore Bailee Larson hit her first-career homer and the Puget Sound softball team took Pomona-Pitzer to extra innings, but the Sagehens prevailed through eight innings, 3-1, in the first game of the season. Pomona-Pitzer also won the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, 9-0.
Game 1 (8 inn.)
The Loggers (0-2,) trailed 1-0 since the third inning, but Larson's (1-for-3, R, RBI, HR) saved her first-career home run for a dramatic shot in the top of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings. The Sagehens (2-2) came away with the win on a two-run, walk-off homer in the eighth inning.
Jaci Young took the tough-luck loss after allowing only three earned runs through 7.1 innings while recording eight strikeouts.
Game 2 (5 inn.)
The Saghens plated six runs in the second inning to put the game out of reach early as Pomona-Pitzer beat Puget Sound, 9-0, in five innings. The Loggers committed three errors, which led to six unearned runs.
Puget Sound picked up five hits, including the first-career hits for Paige Schaffer and Amanda Fehr. Schaffer singled to short in the top of the fifth, and Fehr followed with a pinch-hit single to right field.
The Loggers return to the field for a doubleheader at La Verne on Sunday, Feb. 8, starting at 11 a.m.
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