Feb. 18, 2012
Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score
Los Angeles, Calif. --It may have taken a while, but bats were swinging Saturday as LMU took on Utah Valley in the first half of a four game series. Senior Sam Fischer went yard twice, once in each game, giving her 47 career home runs, allowing her to grab a piece of that home run title held by former Lion slugger and current assistant coach Danielle Kaminaka.
Game 1: LMU 2, Utah Valley 3.
After coming out of the first inning with a 2-1 lead, the Lions could not capitalize of runners on base during game 1. In the Bottom of the first with Danielle Smith on first, Senior Sam Fischer cracked her 4th home run on the reason and her 46th in her career as a Lion.
In a battle of two undefeated pitchers, junior Molly Medeiros got her first loss of the season (4-1). Although she got the loss, her effort was extraordinary with 6 strikeouts, throwing her 4th complete game.
The Wolverines were able to pull ahead in the fourth inning on a 2 RBI double by Krystin Jachim. The Lions were unable to connect offensively, leaving 9 runners on base and dropping game one 3-2
Game 2: LMU 15, Utah Valley 5 (5)
Offense came alive in the second game of the day. Eight of the nine batters for LMU recorded a hit while seven of those batters recorded an RBI too. After being brought into the rotation due to the slew of injuries, junior Skyler Segura and senior Brittany Perada each drove in game high 3 RBIs. The Lions beat Utah Valley 15-5 in only 5 innings of play.
LMU kicked it into overdrive right out of the gate, the Lions put up 8 runs in the first inning off six hits to jump out to an 8-2 lead. Hitting all the way through the batting order, the Lions saw big hits from Jennifer Olivares
and Brittany Perada who both had RBI doubles to bust the game open. RBIs from Smith, Ahlo, Segura
and Fischer gave the Lions a 6 run lead in the first inning.
Junior-transfer Dana Waldusky took to the circle for the Lions, throwing for 3 innings, striking out two and landed her first win of the season making her 1-1. Sophomore Stevie Goldstein made her first appearance in the fourth inning, showing dominance right away, striking out four batters in two innings pitched.
The Lions scored four more runs in the third inning and three and the fourth, highlight by Sam Fischer's 47th career homerun, which soared over the right center wall for 2 RBIs. This homerun ties Sam with assistant coach and former Lion superstar Danielle Kaminaka for most career home runs in the all time record book
The Lions are back in action Sunday to finish up the tail end of this four game series. Game time begins at 10am and 12pm and games will be broadcasted on Stretch Audio Network