The Lions dropped a 10-1 decision to Seattle but came back to claim a 5-3 win over UC Riverside Saturday.
Feb. 22, 2014
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The LMU softball team split a pair of games at the Amy S. Harrison Classic, falling 10-1 in five innings to Seattle Saturday morning before bouncing back for a 5-3 win over host UC Riverside.
LMU (3-6) would score first against the Redhawks, manufacturing a run in the top of the first. But Seattle would respond with five runs in the bottom of the first, four in the second and one more in the third. The Redhawks had eight hits to the Lions' one, while also taking advantage of five LMU fielding errors.
Rachel Farrington (0-2) took the loss for the Lions while Lindsay Davis picked up the one-hitter win in the circle for the Redhawks.
Sydney Gouveia (3-1) picked up the win for LMU against the Highlanders, striking out six and scattering five hits for one earned run in 5.1 innings of work.
Trailing 1-0, the Lions erupted for five runs in the top of the fifth. Stephanie Crist began the two-out rally with a solo home run. Stephanie Maciel followed with a double down the left field line and would score two batters later while Megan von Behren reached on an error. Nicole Clowdus knocked a pair of runs in on a double to left to make it 5-1 LMU.
UC Riverside got two runs back on a pair of hits in the sixth, but the Lions would hold on.
Play at the Amy S. Harrison Classic concludes Sunday morning as the Lions take on Cal State Bakersfield at 9 a.m.