BYU Evens Series Versus LMU
Less than 24 hours after earning a dominating doubleheader sweep of BYU, the LMU softball team dropped two games to the Cougars by scores of 9-4 and 11-0 to close out the PCSC series at Gail Miller Field in Provo, Utah.
April 13, 2013
PROVO, Utah - Less than 24 hours after earning a dominating doubleheader sweep of BYU, the LMU softball team dropped two games to the Cougars by scores of 9-4 and 11-0 to close out the Pacific Coast Softball Conference series at Gail Miller Field in Provo, Utah.
The Lions drop to 27-20 overall and 10-6 in PCSC play while BYU improves to 19-22 overall and 8-4 in league action.
Game one began like a carbon copy of Friday as Skylar Segura gave LMU a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first with a two-run home run to left. Unlike Friday, when the Cougars managed just three total hits in two games, the home team collected three consecutive hits off LMU starter Sydney Gouveia in the bottom of the first. The hit streak was capped by a home run by Coco Tauali'i to put BYU on top 3-2.
Meghan Harman smacked her eighth home run of the season in the third, a two run shot that put LMU back on top 4-3. But that was all the scoring the Lions would manage for the remainder of the day.
The Cougars evened the score at four apiece in the bottom of the third, added the go-ahead run in the fifth and four more in the sixth for the final 9-4 spread.
LMU had chances in both the fifth and the sixth, bringing batters to the plate with the base loaded, but could not come up with the clutch hit in either inning. The Lions finished the game with 11 runners left on base.
Gouveia struck out four, walked three and gave up seven hits for four runs in 3.2 innings. She was relieved by Dana Waldusky (9-14) who surrendered six hits for five runs over the final 2.1 innings.
Game two was all Cougars as they scored two in the first, three in the third and sixth in the fourth on 12 hits and three LMU fielding errors in the 4.5 inning affair.
Hannah Howell tossed the program's second ever perfect game, facing the minimum 15 batters in the mercy-ruled shortened game.
Gouveia (14-3) took the loss for LMU, scattering six hits for four runs (one earned) in 2.1 innings. Waldusky tossed 0.2 innings and Stephanie Crist pitched the final inning of relief.
The Lions take a two week break from competition, returning to PCSC action on April 27-28 to host San Diego in a four-game set.