Oda and Webster hit home runs at Willamette

Oda and Webster hit home runs at Willamette

TACOMA, Washington – Marissa Oda and Kaitlyn Webster both homered for the first time this season, but the Puget Sound softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Willamette Sunday afternoon.


Puget Sound 5, Willamette 8

Faced with a 5-2 deficit in the top of the fifth inning, Marissa Oda's first home run of the season tied the score. However, the Bearcats quickly recovered for an 8-5 win.

Hana DeGuzman led off the fifth inning with a double to centerfield. Abi Wong's single put runners on the corner, and Oda' long ball over the centerfield fence tied the game, 5-5. Willamette pushed two runs across the plate in the bottom of the stanza, and the Bearcats held on to win.

DeGuzman, Oda, and McKenna Johnson each collected two hits in the game. Johnson initially put the Loggers on the board with an RBI single in the second inning.


Puget Sound 9, Willamette 12

Kaitlyn Webster's three-run home run gave the Loggers a 5-3 lead in the top of the third inning, but Willamette posted three runs in the fourth, and four in the fifth, en route to a 12-9 victory.

Hailee Ueyama led off the third inning with a double, and Marissa Oda reached base with a walk. The pair scored on Webster's first home run of the season.

The Loggers had a great chance to tie or take the lead in the sixth inning. Ueyama and Abi Wong drew consecutive walks, and Oda singled to load the bases with nobody out. The Loggers were able to muster only one run, thanks to a wild pitch.

Puget Sound's next doubleheader is at Pacific Lutheran Friday, April 19.