Runners' Take Two from the Lions
LMU Softball drops two PCSC conference games, Friday, at Cal State Bakersfield
April 6, 2012
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- What started out as another dominate offensive day for the Lions took a turn for the worst as they drop their first two games of their four game PCSC series to Cal State Bakersfield. The Lions, (24-14, 2-4) continued to struggle closing out the games.
LMU, 6 CSUB, 7
The Lions came out hot right away in
Senior Sam Fischer continued to do what she does best by going yard in the third inning padding the Lions lead to four and her own career record. Fischer is two home runs away from breaking teammate Kelly Sarginson's single season home run record of 18. Sarginson set the record last season.
The Lions, however, were unable to close out the game, giving up three runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth inning to let the lead slip away from them. Junior Dana Waldusky (9-6) took the loss for the Lions, after giving up the tying and go ahead runs in only one inning of work.
LMU 3, CSUB 9
Bats were silenced and runners were left in the dust as LMU dropped game two of Friday's double header 9-3. The Lions left nine runners on base through seven innings, only converting three runs.
Olivia Alvarez and Meghan Harman led the Lion offense with two hits each, both adding a double to their career stat lines. Alvarez drove in one of the Lions three runs off a double down the left field line in the fourth inning as the Lions attempted to make up for their deficit.
A leadoff home run in the fourth inning was all the Roadrunners needed to break the second game open, as they collected four runs off four hits in the fourth inning to pull ahead of the Lions.
Waldusky, now 9-7, took the loss for the Lions going three innings, giving up six hits and four runs. Medeiros, Goldstein, and Grady all took the circle for the Lions in game two as well.
This is the first win for CSUB over LMU since March 31, 2009.
The Lions have two more games in