Lions Claim Sweep Over Cal Poly
Softball uses timely hitting and solid pitching to take both games of doubleheader against Cal Poly Saturday.
March 20, 2004
Los Angeles, CA (March 20) - The Loyola Marymount University softball team claimed their second straight home doubleheader sweep with a pair of wins over Cal Poly at LMU Softball Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Lions earned a rare 2-1 pitcher's dual win in game one and then used the home runs of junior Danielle Kaminaka and junior Lisa Abbott for the 7-5 game two victory. LMU has now won five straight as they improve to 16-6 on the season while Cal Poly falls to 11-14.
Game one was a pitcher's dual as Lion starter Krystal Kehr picked up the complete game win, allowing no earned runs on five hits to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Lions would manage two runs on seven hits while having the opportunity for more. LMU left a season high 12 runners on base.
However, they would get all the run support Kehr needed in the third and fourth innings. In the third Kaminaka, who reached after being hit by a pitch, would score on a single to right-center by Caylin Hornish. Then in the fourth Abbott would score on Kaminaka's single to right.
Cal Poly would score an unearned run in the sixth to cut the lead to one, 2-1. However, after allowing the leadoff hitter to reach on a single, Kehr would get the next three out for the win.
In game two Kaminaka once again had a hand in every run scored. Cal Poly would take an early 1-0 lead in the first after a leadoff triple.
Then in the bottom of the first Kaminaka would tie the game with her sixth home run of the season on a deep shot into the wind in deep centerfield. The sophomore would hit another home run into the wind, this time to left field to score two runs for the 3-1 lead. Abbott would then provide the decisive blow, a grand slam home run in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 7-1.
Cal Poly would score four runs in the top of the seventh but Strinz would earn the save for the win.
- GO LIONS -