Lions Drop Pitcher's Duel
LMU drops a heartbreaker to #16 Florida, 1-0.
March 11, 2005
LONG BEACH, Calif. - LMU dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to #16 Florida in the first game of Long Beach State Tournament at Mayfair Park. Tiffany Pagano allowed just one run in 7.0 innings, but it would be all that the Gators would need, as Stacey Stevens threw a complete game shutout. LMU outhit Florida, 7-4, but could not get a run across.
In the top of the fifth Michelle Diaz drove a double to right field. She scored on a double by designated player Mary Ratliff for the only run of the game.
Pagano pitched her fifth complete game of the year in six starts, but falls to 4-2 on the year. She struck out four batters and allowed just four hits.
The Lions look to rebound when they play Indiana at 1:30pm at Mayfair Park. LMU will face another ranked opponent on Saturday, #25 Long Beach State at 6:00pm.