Mar 02, 2019

Pirates Get The Best Of Bruins

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
 

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG --- The George Fox softball team kicked off Northwest Conference play with a home doubleheader against the Whitworth Pirates on Saturday, dropping both, 12-3 and 10-1, respectively.

Recap:

Game One:

The Pirates found their way onto the scoreboard early, scratching across a pair of runs in the top of the first.

The Bruins did not take long to respond, as Allison Meyer smashed a home run out of left field in the bottom of the first to set the score at 2-1.

After a scoreless second inning, Whitworth exploded in the top of the third. They put up eight runs, pushing their lead out to 10-1.

An additional two runs by the Pirates in the top of the fifth set the score at 12-1.

Claire Fountain and Kimi Ito hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fifth in an attempt to chip into the lead, but it was ultimately not enough as the Bruins fell in game one, 12-3.

Game Two:

The Pirates scored first in game two, scratching across a run to go up 1-0 in the top of the second.

They kept it going in the top of the fifth, putting six runs on the board to take a big lead.

Alyssa Gonzalez stepped to the plate and homered out of center field in an attempt to close the gap, but it was ultimately not enough as the Bruins fell, 10-1.

Top Performers:

Game One:

Fountain was accurate at the plate, going 2-2 with a home run. Ito and Meyer hit home runs as well in the effort.

Game Two:

Gonzalez's homer led the Bruins in game two.

What It Means:

The Bruins fall to 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins look to get their revenge in games three and four of their series against Whitworth on Sunday, set for 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm, respectively.