Loggers win second game of spring trip in Arizona

Loggers win second game of spring trip in Arizona

TUCSON, ArizonaMarissa Jeffers' single in the bottom of the sixth inning allowed two runners to score as the Puget Sound softball team beat Denison, 2-1, on Thursday afternoon. The Loggers (3-17) lost to Central (Iowa), 7-3,  earlier in the day. Puget Sound is now 2-2 during its six-game stay in Tucson, Arizona.

Puget Sound 2, Denison 1 

Logger starting pitcher Jaci Young yielded just one run through seven innings as Puget Sound needed late heroics to pick up its third win of the season. Denison grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, but the Loggers struck for a pair of runs in the sixth.

Erica Gott (1-for-2, 2B, R) led off the inning with a double, and Lisa Colombo (0-for-1) moved her to third with a sac bunt. Kristi Nagamine (0-for-3, R) reached base and promptly stole second to put two runners in scoring position for Jeffers. The senior smacked a single to center field to score Gott, and Nagamine came around to score the game-winning run after the centerfielder bobbled the ball.

Puget Sound 3, Central 7

Central grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Loggers got one back in the top of the second when Jeffers scored Nagamine with a squeeze bunt. Central came back with one more in home half of the second and three in the third to take a 6-1 lead. 

An RBI double by Hailey Gray in the fifth inning and another run-scoring double by Lisa Colombo in the seventh accounted for the Loggers' two other runs.

Puget Sound concludes its spring trip on Friday, March 20, with games against Dickinson (12:30 p.m.) and St. Joseph's-Brooklyn (2:30 p.m.). 

 

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