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San Diego drops two against No. 9 Oregon State and Ball State

March 9, 2006

Box Score

Game 1

Team          1 2 3  4 5 6  7    R  H  E

Oregon State  1 0 3  0 2 0  1    7 11  0

San Diego     0 0 1  0 0 0  0    1  3  0


Game 2

Team          1 2 3  4 5 6  7    R  H  E

San Diego     0 2 0  0 0 0  0    2  8  1

Ball State    1 0 2  0 0 0  X    3  6  1


FRESNO, Calif. - The University of San Diego softball team finished day one of the Bulldog Classic with a pair of losses to Ball State University (4-3) 3-2 and No. 9 Oregon State University (19-2) 7-1.  With the loss the Toreros move to 9-8 overall. 


In USD's opening game of the Bulldog Classic, OSU scored one run in the first inning, three runs in the third inning, two runs in the fifth inning, and one run in the seventh inning.


The Toreros one run came in the third inning when with one out, junior Virginia Fritsch crushed a solo home run over the left field wall.  Fritsch finished 1-for-2 with one RBI.  Sophomore Nichole Valenzuela hit two for three on the game. 


Senior Christina Haake is tagged with the loss moving to 2-2.  Haake worked five innings and struck out one batter.


In the two o'clock game, Ball State jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning. 


The Toreros responded in the second inning when senior Gina McFarland started the inning with a double to center field followed by senior Marissa Merchain being walked.  Junior Alicia Massei flied out to right field but the runners stayed at their bases.  Junior Virginia Fritsch singled through the left side allowing McFarland and Merchain to advance.  With the bases loaded, sophomore Emily Passovoy hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring McFarland.  With runners on first and second, Nunes singled to right center gap scoring Merchain from second and moving Fritsch one base capping the inning at 2-1.


Ball state recaptured the lead when in the third inning they scored two runs and held the lead through the remaining innings winning by a final of 3-2.


Senior Ashlee Nunes hit 2-for-4 with one RBI.  Senior Gina McFarland hit a perfect 2-for-2 with one run.  Sophomore Nichole Valenzuela hit 2-for-3.


Harmonson (5-4) records the loss allowing three runs in six innings while striking out five Cardinal batters.


San Diego gears up for another doubleheader on Friday March 10 against No. 17 Washington at 11:00 a.m. and Central Florida at 1:00 p.m. which can be viewed on Gametracker.