Softball Defeats Utah, UC Riverside in Southern Utah Tournament
2003 PCSC Player of the Year Sami Strinz throws seven innings for the undefeated Lions.
Feb. 7, 2004
St. George, Utah - Senior Sami Strinz threw a complete game and juniors Jessica Grassi and Caylin Hornish went 2-for-3 to lead Loyola Marymount softball over Utah 4-2 in game one of the Southern Utah Tournament.
The Lions moved to 3-0, while Utah starts its 2004 season with a loss.
LMU scored first, scoring three runs in the third inning and its final run in the fourth. The Lions kept Utah from scoring until the fourth inning, as Utah scored one run in the fourth and fifth.
Strinz earned her second win of the season, throwing seven innings in today's win. The 2003 Pacific Coast Softball Conference Player of the Year stuck out six and allowed just five hits, without walking a single batter.
The Lions went on to defeat UC Riverside 12-7 in game two. LMU's offense strung together 17 hits, inlcuding four home runs by Trisha Gomes, Casie Phillips, Strinz, and Lisa Abbott. Krystal Kehr and Strinz split the pitching duties, as the Lions moved to 4-0 on the 2004 season.
The Lions continue play at the Southern Utah Tournament tomorrow.