Lions Split Season Opener

Sophomore Meghan Harman

Feb. 10, 2012

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

Davis, Calif.--The Lions split their first two games of the 2012 season at the UC Davis Aggie Stampede today. After a series of empty at bats that led to a 3-0 loss to Boise State, LMU Softball came alive in the second game to beat UC Davis 5-3.

In the first game, the Lions took on Boise State in a game that started off with a lead off single for Junior Danielle Smith. That was the last hit the Lions would see until the fourth inning.

Transfer Junior Dana Waldusky was in the circle for the Lions. Waldusky lasted 2.2 innings, striking out three of four batters faced in the bottom half of the second inning. She held the Broncos hitless until the third inning.

Tied at zero with no hits heading into the third, Boise State bats caught fire with a lead off single from Jordan Kreiger, who advanced to third on a wild pitch by Waldusky and a sacrifice fly. Tara Glover hit a triple to drive in Kreiger while the next batter drove in Glover on a groundout. Christin Capobianco then reached first on an error by Fischer and then advanced on an illegal pitch by Erica Grady. Allie Crump cracked a double to right center, driving in Capobianco to give Boise State a 3-0 lead.

 Struggling offensively, the Lions recorded only three hits, leaving runners on through the first and fourth inning. In a last minute rally in the seventh senior Kelly Sarginson led off with single while Harman got on base thanks to an error by the Bronco's pitcher, but the Lions were unable to connect, stranding two on base to drop game one.



The Lions saw four pitchers in action in game one. Waldusky (0-1) took the loss for the Lions after the third inning when junior Erica Grady came in for relief until the sixth. Senior Corie Goodman faced two batter in the sixth, walking both. Junior Molly Medeiros finished the game off striking out one. 

The Lions came back with a vengeance in the second game. After trailing 1-0 heading into the third inning, the top of the order came out big with back to back to back to back singles by Kylie Ahlo, Danielle Smith, Sterling Shuster and Sam Fischer. The Aggies opted to walk number 5 batter Kelly Sarginson to face Meghan Harmen with the bases loaded. Harmen drew the walk forcing the Aggies to go to their bullpen.

 After changing pitchers, all runners on base advanced on a passed ball bringing Fischer home. Sophomore Samantha Nelson cracked a shot to right field bringing home two Harmen and Sarginson. LMU scored 5 runs off 5 hits in the third inning.

 Junior and reigning PCSC Pitcher of the Year Molly Medeiros (1-0) got the win, striking out two and giving up only 5 hits, in her first complete game of the season. Medeiros threw 18 complete games in 2011.

The Lions look for two more wins tomorrow as the rematch both Boise State at 11:00am and UC Davis at 1:00pm.



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