Box Score - Game 2
Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday, April 30, 2000 - The Loyola Marymount University women's softball team split today's twinbill against San Jose State University. The Lions hammered out an 8-3 win in game one before dropping game two by a 5-2 margin. Senior Heather Gelhorn connected for three home runs on the day, she is second on the team with four on the year. Sophomore Corianne Rogalsky earned the win in game one, she fanned five batters on the day improving her team leading strikeout total to 118.
LMU (30-23 Overall/9-9 WAC) was led offensively by Gelhorn, she went 6-for-7 (three home runs, two singles, one double), scored three runs and drove in five RBIs. She is second on the team with 20 RBIs on the year.
The Lions used Gelhorn's two home runs in the first game to hand the Spartans (18-30 Overall/5-9 WAC) an 8-3 loss. LMU trailed SJSU 2-1 until Anna Trauernicht drove in Meghan Dunbabin and Melinda Frasquillo with a double to left field in the fourth. The Lions pushed the score to 5-2 in the fifth after Gelhorn and SS Kim Bisset each picked up RBIs. 2B Laura Eckley drove in her 16th RBI of the season in the sixth on a single which scored Frasquillo. LMU added two more runs in the seventh as Gelhorn homered for a second time and Bisset crossed the plate on a fielder's choice RBI by Erin Hogan. Rogalsky improved her record to 16-11 with the win as she threw her 15th complete game of the year. Christine Akin picked up the loss for SJSU she fell to 7-15 overall.
The Spartans edged by the Lions, 5-2, in game two to save the sweep. LMU jumped ahead in the top of the first as Gelhorn connected for her third homer of the day, a two-run shot over the left field fence. Unfortunately those would be the Lions' only runs of the game as the Spartans went on to tally five runs and record their 18th win of the year. Brooke Reed pitched a complete seven innings for SJSU and improved to 9-10 with the win. Rogalsky picked up the loss for LMU she dropped her overall record to 16-12.
The Lions return to action on Saturday, May 7 when they host their final home game of the regular season. LMU will face Fresno State in a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader at the LMU Softball Field at 12 p.m.
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