Mar 01, 2015

Sweepy Sunday

A Winning Tradition

  • Two NCAA Regional Tournament Appearances (2016, 2018)
  • Five Northwest Conference Tournament Appearances (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Six NFCA All-West Region Athletes (One first-team, three second-team, two third-team) 
  • 4 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 1 (NFCA) Division III National Pitcher of the Week (Abbie Bergerson, 2015)
  • Two National Top-25 Rankings (2016, 2018)
  • One NAIA Regional Tournament (1994)
  • One NAIA District Championship (1994)
  • One Cascade Conference Championship (1994)
  • 1 NAIA District Coach of the Year

NEWBERG, Ore. --- For the second time in two days, George Fox University's softball team brought out the broomsticks, sweeping another Northwest Conference opponent in a double-header match-up.

The Bruins defeated the Loggers 7-0 in game one, and followed that performance up with a 16-7 mercy-rule finish in five innings.

In game one, the Bruins slowly started to sneak away from the Loggers tacking a run on in the first and second inning. After both teams went scoreless in the third, the Bruins struck in the bottom of the fourth. With bases loaded and Kayla Anderson at the plate with two outs, she smacked a deep one to left center recording three RBIs, giving the Bruins a 5-0 lead.

The Bruins finished the game with a run in the fifth and sixth to close out the game, 7-0.

Anderson went 2-4 at the plate with one run and five RBIs. Annie Veatch, Courtney Howard, Kat Hylton and Ashley Bunce all joined Anderson with two hits. The Bruins out-hit the Loggers, 10-4.

Abbie Bergerson received the start in the circle and earned her fifth win of the season, striking out six of the 27 batters she faced.

In game two, the Bruins' bats went to work recording eight hits and nine runs. Although they faced two early outs, the Bruins managed to score two after a Megan Furtado double, and one more when Veatch singled to left field. The bases were then loaded and Ashley Bunce smashed a ball to left center, scoring three of her teammates. Before the inning came to a close, Howard rocketed a ball over the fence scoring three more runners. After it was all said and done the Bruins led the Loggers 9-0 after the first.

George Fox added two more in the second with an Alex Parker homerun to take a demanding 11-0 lead.

The Loggers would not go down without a fight though, responding in the third with five runs of their own. They added two more in the fourth to put the Bruins up by just six, 12-7.

Howard went beyond the fence again in the start of the fifth and Megan Furtado followed suit hitting a homerun of her own to end the game with a 16-7 win.

Anderson went 2-4 at the plate again with one RBI. Howard went 2-3 with three runs and four RBIs. The Bruins recorded 16 hits in game two, while the Loggers recorded nine.

Amanda Woods started the first two innings in the circle recording the win (1-1), while Madison Sorensen came in and pitched the last three innings. Sorensen struck out five of the 13 batters she faced.

The Bruins improve to 8-2 on the season and 4-0 in the NWC. The Loggers fall to 0-10 and 0-4 in conference play.

George Fox will travel to cross town rival Linfield College on March 7th with a double dip at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.