Recap | Box Score
LEWIS & CLARK 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruins Wait Over a Month to Drop Game to Pioneers
PORTLAND, Ore. – It took over a month to do it, but the George Fox University Bruins and the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers finally completed the second game of a doubleheader that was started on March 10, with the Pios edging the visiting Bruins 1-0 in Northwest Conference softball action Thursday afternoon here at the Huston Sports Complex.
The game had been halted due to bad weather with no score and the home team batting in the bottom of the 1st. When play was resumed, the Pios picked up the only run of the game in the 3rd when Jet’aime Mullins singled to center, Kelsey Buck sacrificed, and Taylor Gatti doubled down the left-field line.
Natalie Rose (2-12) went the distance for the Pios, scattering six hits with six strikeouts and two walks. The Bruins had the two good opportunities to score against her, loading the bases with one out in both the 2nd and 7th innings, but could not cash in. In the 2nd, she got a foul out and a strikeout, and ended the game with a force out at the plate and a strikeout.
Taylor Whitmore (1-4) was the hard-luck loser for the Bruins as she spaced five hits in 5.2 innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Rachel Fielder got the last out with a strikeout.
McKenzie Beeson for the Bruins had two hits, the only player in the pitchers’ duel with more than one safety.
NEXT: George Fox (18-18, NWC 13-11) and Whitworth University (17-19, NWC 10-14) will meet for a four-game set in Newberg Saturday and Sunday, with doubleheaders at 12:00 noon on both days, that will determine the final berth in the NWC Tournament. The Bruins are fourth in the league standings, three games ahead of the fifth-place Pirates, and need to win only one of the four games to clinch the last playoff spot ... The NWC Tournament will be held Apr. 21-22 at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. ... Lewis & Clark (4-30, NWC 2-22) close its season with four games at Pacific University Saturday and Sunday, also starting at 12:00 noon in doubleheaders.