April 29, 2012
Moraga, Calif.-- Senior Sam Fischer crushed her final home run of her LMU career while freshman Sterling Shuster went yard for the first time in her LMU career Sunday, but it was not enough to get past Saint Mary's as LMU drops two Sunday afternoon.
LMU, 2 Saint Mary's, 6
The Lions continued to struggle with bringing home runners as they left seven runners stranded in their first game against Saint Mary's on Sunday. As Saint Mary's unleashed back to back home runs in the first inning, the Lions were down quick into the game.
Senior Sam Fischer recorded her final home run of her LMU career late in the fifth inning. Fischer ends the season with a PCSC and LMU record breaking 23 home runs in a single season.
Junior Molly Medeiros, who struggled with injuries all season took the loss for the Lions as she finishes her season 15-9 with a 2.65 ERA. Medeiros pitched 15 complete games all season, shutting out five.
LMU, 3 Saint Mary's 4 (8 inn.)
In a last effort push, Saint Mary's and LMU both put up the most runs of the game in their final at bats. After Saint Mary's put up three runs in the top of the 8th, the Lions found themsleves down 4-1 and needed some sort of offense to spark.
In an all out pitchers duel Dana Waldusky took the loss for the Lions, going eight solid innings, finishing 15-10 in a season that had her pitching double duty in multiple series. Waldusky struck out four in her final game of the 2012 season.
The Lions saw strength in an unlikely place. Batting second, with Samantha Nelson on base, freshman Sterling Shuster cracked her first career home run over the center field fence to bring the Lions within one. Unfortunately, they were unable to capitolize as Saint Mary's struck out the side to end the game, and the Lions 2012 season.
LMU finished 32-21 overall, finishing 10-10 in PCSC play. LMU graduates four seniors, Sam Fischer
, Kelly Sarginson
, Kylie Ahlo
and Brittany Pereda
. This season also saw head coach Gary Ferrin
capture his 600th win March 24th against Cal State Northridge.