PARKLAND, Washington – Senior sisters Erica Gott and Jessica Gott both hit home runs as the Puget Sound softball team wrapped up Senior Weekend with a 6-5 win at Pacific Lutheran Sunday afternoon. The Lutes beat the Loggers in the day's first game, 9-4.
The Loggers captured their 10th win of the season, marking the program's third consecutive season with double-digit wins. Puget Sound also notched its eighth conference win – the program's most NWC wins since the 2011 season. The Loggers have two more NWC games left on their schedule – make-up home games against Willamette, Saturday, April 21.
Puget Sound 6, Pacific Lutheran 5
Jessica Gott's second home run of the season was a two-run shot in the third inning of a 6-5 Puget Sound win at Pacific Lutheran.
The Loggers held a 2-1 edge entering the third stanza, when senior Amber Popovich reached base with a one-out single. Gott promptly delivered blast that cleared the outfield fence to give the Loggers a 4-1 advantage.
Gott gave the Loggers another run with an RBI single in the fourth. Pacific Lutheran mustered three runs in the sixth inning, but a Gott came through in the clutch once again.
Erica Gott crushed a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning, giving Puget Sound a much-needed two-run cushion. She leads the team in homers with four.
Erica Gott picked up her fourth win in the circle after tossing a complete game.
Puget Sound 4, Pacific Lutheran 9
Marissa Oda smacked her third home run of the season, but the Loggers lost to Pacific Lutheran, 9-4.
The Loggers trailed, 2-0, entering the third, but an RBI single by Erica Gott to score Mackensie Pearlstein put the Loggers on the board. Mackensie Pearlstein reached on an error later in the inning, which allowed Haley Gray to score the game-tying run, 2-2.
Jessica Gott's RBI double in the fourth gave the Loggers a 3-2 edge, but the Lutes scored three runs in the bottom of the frame and three more in the fifth.