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Team wins important matchup’s

Cody Csulak

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The Boxers had a very important series tie with George Fox University, who are fourth in the NWC.

They split both doubleheaders with Pacific winning game two 5-4 and game four 8-0. In game one the Boxers lost 7-6 in a back and forth game that was full of offense led by sophomore, Nicole Martinez, who went 3-4 and junior, Kate Macaitis-Smith, who went 2-4 with 1 RBI. Hailey Miller also hit a homerun to contribute to the offensive effort.

In game two the Boxers won 5-4 in another back and forth game that also saw a stellar offensive performance in a ten-hit game for Pacific. Hailey Miller led the offense with a 3-4 game. Others with key offensive moments were Jill Uyeda, who hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning, Nicole Martinez (2-4), and Kiana Kushiyama (2-3). The Boxers also saw stellar pitching from freshman, Rylee Patton, who went all seven innings and had four punchouts in the win.

The following day the Boxers also split with George fox that ended in a series tie. The first game saw another stellar offensive performance from Nicole Martinez, who went 2-4 with 1 RBI. The Boxers also saw a quality pitching performance from Junior, Morgan Masters, who went six innings with five strikeouts.

The Boxers took game two in an 8-0 victory in five innings. This was the result of a 12- hit game that saw Kaitlynn Donaca and Kate Macaitis-Smith going 3-4. Other key offensive performances came from Nicole Martinez (2-4) and Montana Vaught (2-3, 2 RBI). Tiare Guerrero had a lights-out performance on the mound going all five innings giving up zero runs and had four strikeouts.

The Boxers continued their success against Lewis and Clark where they split the first doubleheader in a series that has been delayed for rain. Pacific took game one winning 9-5 and lost in game two 9-7.

In game one they had a 14-hit game where Montana Vaught were 3-4 with 2 HR, and 3 RBI. Other key offensive performances were put on by Hailey Miller (2-4), Taylor Nishimura (2-4), and Kiana Kushiyama (2-2). Cheyenne Datan came into the game to pitch for the last 4 innings of the game for relief and get the save.

The Boxers experienced another back and forth matchup in game two of the series where they lost 9-7. They were down 3-0 early, but came back with the help of a Hailey Miller home run and key hitting by Taylor Nishimura and Kiana Kushiyama. Lewis and Clark took control of the game with two three-run homeruns to extend their lead to nine. The comeback efforts were strong with solid offense, but the Boxers came up short.

Softball will continue their successful season this weekend against Linfield, which will include Senior Day on Sunday (4/14).

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