LOS ANGELES – In the opening game of LMU’s 2018 softball tournament, the Lions (10-11-1) defeated the Providence College Friars 4-1. Linnay Wilson earned the win on the mound for LMU after throwing 12 strikeouts in a complete game. She moves to 4-4 on the season with the win.
Tebou hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the fifth to give the Lions a 3-0 lead before the Friars first got on the board in the top of the sixth with a homerun of their own from Crista San Antonio.
LMU wasn’t able to get on the board in Game 2, as they were dealt a 5-0 loss from the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast. FGCU got out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first, first from a double to left center by Bri Bennett to bring Racquel Fournet home and second on a single to left field by Brooke Clemens, bringing Bennett home. The Eagles poured in two more runs in the fourth. Ashley Swiderski hit a triple that scored Brittany McGuire and then Swiderski score on a fly-out to left field by Farley Callaghan and FGCU led 4-0.
The Eagles scored their final run of the game when Bennett singled up the middle and Kate Kelly scored in the top of the seventh, which resulted in the 5-0 final score.
In the final tournament game of the day between FGCU and Providence, the Eagles earned a 3-2 comeback victory over the Friars.
The Lions return to the field tomorrow to take on Harvard at 3:30 p.m. Providence and FGCU begin Day 2 of the tournament with an 8 a.m. start, followed by FGCU and Southern Utah at 10:30 a.m. and Southern Utah and Harvard at 1 p.m.
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