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Thrilling Sixth Inning Comeback Lifts Toreros Past Cal-State San Marcos

March 10, 2007

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Toreros scored four runs on four hits batting through the cycle in the bottom half of the sixth inning to take their first lead of the game over the Cougars and going on to win 4-3. The victory moves San Diego to 8-10 overall while Cal State San Marcos falls to 3-15.

The Toreros defense was in fine tune Saturday afternoon when in the second and fourth innings, the Cougars had bases loaded with no outs. San Diego held San Marcos to only two unearned runs in that situation, as the Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Their third run came in the top of the sixth inning.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, San Diego took control of the game. Kathleen Bonja started off with a single through the left side. Virginia Fritsch reached on a fielder's choice moving Bonja to second base. Celine Pujol came in to pinch run for Bonja. Danielle Treiber hit a sacrifice bunt and was out at first allowing Pujol and Fritsch to advance one base. Emily Passovoy came in to pinch run for Fritsch at second base. Jennifer Ellenbeck took base on balls to load the bases. Alicia Massei hit an RBI single to right field moving everyone ahead one base and scoring Pujol cutting the Cougar lead to three. Stacy Compton hit an RBI single to left field advancing all runners and scoring Passovoy. Keely Helbock reached on a fielder's choice to first base moving all runners forward one base, however the Cougars caught Ellenbeck out at home. Kaslin Tucker entered the game to pinch run for Compton at second base as the Toreros returned to the top of the order when Nichole Valenzuela reached first base on an error by the Cougar shortstop allowing Massei to score tying the game 3-3. Carey Casciola hit an RBI single to center field allowing Tucker to score from third base. Coach McElvain sent Helbock home but she was caught as the centerfielder gunned the ball to the catcher for the final out.

Offensively for San Diego, Casciola hit 2-for-4 with one RBI. Massie hit 1-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI. Defensively for the Toreros, Ellenbeck struck out seven batters and walked one Cougar. Ellenbeck moves to 3-2 and records her third complete game of the season.

The Toreros return to action on Sunday, March 11 in a doubleheader against the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks. First pitch is scheduled for noon.