SPOKANE, Wash. -- Lewis & Clark had a tough weekend losing both games of their second double-header on Sunday against Whitworth with scores of 7-2 and 10-2. The losses drop their conference record to 7-17.
Lewis & Clark was the first to score bringing in two runs early at the top of the third going up 0-2. Frankie Warden singled up the middle to bring home Paige Salavea. Ateisha Norton then hit a double to right field to bring home Stephanie Garcia. Unfortunately these were the only two runs brought in by the Pios.
Whitworth answered back and scored three runs at the bottom of the third inning from three indiviual hits making it 3-2.
The Pirates then scored at the bottom of the fifth after S. Gayer hit a two-run home run and sixth when K. Lowery tripled and came home from a fielder's choice making it 7-2.
"Our hitters continued to swing hot bats ..." said the Coaches "they chased pitchers out of the games but giving up those runs really hurts."
Salavea was the top hitter for the Pios going 3-of-4. Megan Anderson pitched in all six innings for the Pios allowing 10 hits with five strikeouts.
In the second game of Sunday's double-header the Pioneers had another great day hitting but were still unable to bring their runners home. This game played out in five innings.
Whitworth scored a combined six runs in the first two innings which consisted of a home run by K. Downey. With the score 6-0 the Pios fought back bringing in two runs at the top of the fourth. Sydney Cross singled up the middle to bring home Emily Drevdahl and Lisa Kumasaka singled to left filed to bring home Cross making it 6-2.
The Pirates then scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the game 10-2.
"It was some pretty frustrating losses." said Head Coach Shawna Cyrus "Knowing that our team has all the tools, makes it a hard pill to swallow. Whitworth struck us hard and all at once, yet again, with one inning determining the outcome."
Eight different Pioneers earned a hit with Kumasaka leading with two. Savannah Dickson was the main pitcher for the Pios allowing 12 hits with no strikeouts.
Lewis & Clark will be playing against Linfield this upcoming weekend with Saturday's game at Linfield and Sunday's at Lewis & Clark.
*Game 2 was five innings