Sports & Outdoors

Softball’s losing streak reaches 27 over break

The Loggers Softball squad was unable to capture its first victory of the season as they lost all six contests during spring break.

Puget Sound had a rough outing against Corban in both halves of its double-header on Wednesday, March 27. The Loggers managed to score just one run on eight hits in the two games combined, losing 8-0 and 11-1, respectively.

The offensive woes worsened when the team travelled to Oregon to take on Linfield. They were shut out at Linfield by scores of 7-0 and 9-0 in another double-header on Friday, March 29.

Linfield added insult to injury in the second of these two games, as the Loggers were held without a hit in the rout. They were saved from being at the wrong end of a perfect game only by a walk from senior Brianna Huber (Chico, Calif.). It was the first time this season that the Loggers had been shut out.

Puget Sound finished the weekend by visiting the Willamette Bearcats on Saturday, March 30. Willamette emerged victorious in both contests, defeating the winless Loggers 12-4 and 8-0.

Within the six-game span, the Loggers committed 16 errors and recorded just 26 hits as they fell to 0-16 in Northwest Conference Play and 0-27 overall.

The few bright spots for the Loggers over the weekend included sophomore Marissa Jeffers (Issaquah, Wash.) homering to left center in the second matchup against Corban and sophomore Olivia Turner (Seattle, Wash.) going three-for-three in the first game against Willamette.

Jeffers in particular has been a boon for the Loggers this season, as she currently leads her team in slugging percentage and is second of the Loggers in batting average. She also has three of the team’s seven home runs.

On the whole, however, it has been a very trying year for the women’s softball team. With just 10 games to go, the team will be playing under the threat of potentially finishing 2013 without a victory.

The softball team looks forward to playing at home for the rest of the season. The team hopes that the home-field advantage will help them claim their long-awaited first victory in conference play.

Loggers softball will begin their final homestand by hosting Pacific and Lewis and Clark this weekend for two double-headers on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.