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Softball Records Second Split Decision In Two Days

March 17, 2006

Box Score

Game 1

Teams     1 2 3  4 5 6  7   R   H   E

UV St.       0 0 0  0 0 0  0   0   3   2

USD      1 0 0  0 1 0  X   2   7   0


Game 2

Teams     1 2 3  4 5 6  7   R   H   E

UV St.       2 0 0  0 1 0  0   3   8   2

USD      0 0 1  0 0 0  0   1   4   0


SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego softball team (12-12) played their second doubleheader in two days against Utah Valley State (5-15) shutting out the Wolverines 2-0 in game one and dropping game two by a 3-1 decision. 


San Diego scored their first run in the first inning when sophomore Nichole Valenzuela hit a double up the middle early in the inning.  Sophomore Kathleen Bonja followed with a single to the shortstop moving Valenzuela over to third.  Senior Gina McFarland loaded the bases after being walked.  Fritsch hit a ball into play moving everyone over one base while Valenzuela scored. 


The Toreros scored one more run in the fifth inning when Valenzuela hit her second double of the game into right center field putting her in scoring position.  McFarland took advantage launching a ball into center field for a single allowing Valenzuela to score the final run for a 2-0 win. 


In the nightcap, Utah Valley State jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, then scored their third run in the fifth inning. 


USD's only run came in the third inning when sophomore Rebekah Bradford started things off for the Toreros with a walk and then advanced to second on a Nunes single.  Bradford took advantage of a throwing error on the play and advanced to third.  Valenzuela hit a sacrifice fly into right field allowing Bradford to score. 


Defensively for San Diego , senior Erin Harmonson pitched a complete game striking out nine batters and allowing on runs in game one.  Harmonson moves to 7-6 overall with a 3.14 ERA.  Junior Christina Haake pitched 4.2 innings and struck out four batters in game two.  Haake drops to 3-4 overall with a 4.98 ERA. 


Offensively for the Toreros, Valenzuela hit a combined 2-for-5 (.400) with two runs scored, two doubles, and one RBI.  Bonja hit 4-for-6 (.667) with one double.


USD returns to action on Sunday, March 26 for a doubleheader on the road against UC Riverside.  The first of two games is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Amy S. Harrison field.