STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific softball team took two wins against Rider University at Bill Simoni Field on Wednesday.
The Tigers (14-13) make it eight straight wins at home following their two-game rout of the Broncs (1-18).
Pacific vs. Rider (Game 1) - In Case You Missed It:
- The Tigers would punch one run in during the first and second inning and two runs in the third to pull ahead of the Broncs with a comfortable 4-0 lead after three. Rider would hang in contention, however, using a late rally to put three runs on the board and pull within reach. With the tying run at the plate, sophomore Bethany Hammer struck out a Rider batter looking to hold the Broncs and help earn Pacific it's first win of the day.
- Pacific would capitalize on the Broncs' four errors in the ball game as they scored two runs on two Rider errors. The Tigers also played stellar defense stranding 11 runners on base and get themselves out of two bases loaded jams.
- Myka Sutherlin had an excellent day in the circle pitching 5.0 innings and giving up just one earned run while striking out five batters. The freshman from Gilbert, Ariz. now moves to an even 3-3 on the year. Hammer picked up her second save of the season the Tigers' contest.
- In just her first start of the season, Caitlin Reynolds had a productive day in the designated player spot for the Orange and Black. The senior utility racked up a pair of singles in the first game for her team.
Pacific vs. Rider (Game 2) - In Case You Missed It:
- The Tigers laid it on the Broncs in the second half of their doubleheader as they poured in seven runs in the first inning to cruise to an 11-1 win. UOP would run through the full lineup during this stretch as six different batters recorded a hit in the bottom of the first.
- After a 9-0 lead over the Broncs, Madison Kahwaty would another pair of runs for the Tigers unleashing a ball over the left field line for her second home run of the season. The freshman infielder had a game-high three RBI's in the game and finished the day with three hits, three runs scored, and three RBI's.
- Kenya Lindstrom managed the game in the circle for her team throwing a full 5.0 innings of work and allowing just one run in the final inning. The Denver, Colo. native's complete game on Wednesday improves her record to 4-3 this season.
- Nine of Pacific's ten hits in the game would come in the first three innings of play. Seven Tigers would record an RBI in the contest - three would record two or more (Kahwaty, Reynolds, and Talli Shepherd).
Up Next For the Tigers:
- The Tigers return to Bill Simoni Field this Friday, March 22nd, as they host their final nonconference doubleheader against Marist.
- The Red Foxes are 8-11 on the year following two dropped games to Nevada. Marist will play a doubleheader on Thursday in Moraga, Calif. against Saint Mary's prior to their matchup against the Tigers.
- Game time for the two teams is scheduled for a 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM start time.
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