March 17, 2007
STILLWATER, Okla. - The University of San Diego softball team (12-13) fell in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon to the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls, 2-10 in game one and 5-8 in game two.
Homeruns dominated the afternoon as three Toreros sent softballs out of the park. In the fifth inning of game one with two outs and Keely Helbock on first base, Nichole Valenzuela sent a ball over the left field fence scoring the only two runs of the game.
With the Cowgirls leading 4-0 in game two, Danielle Treiber led off the second inning hitting a long shot out to right-centerfield and over the fence for a solo homerun cutting the lead to three. However, the Cowgirls added four more runs in the bottom of the third for an 8-1 lead.
In the fourth inning, San Diego made a charge when Virginia Fritsch led off reaching first base on an error. Danielle Treiber followed by hitting a two-RBI homerun over the left field fence cutting the lead to five. Ellenbeck took base on balls. Kaslin Tucker entered the batters box and got a hold of a ball she sent over the left field fence for a two-RBI homerun. However the homeruns were not enough to push the Toreros past Oklahoma as they fell 8-5.
Offensively for USD, Treiber hit a combined 3-for-7 over the two games with three RBI, two homeruns, and two runs scored. Valenzuela hit 4-for-7 with two RBI, one homerun, and two runs scored. Tucker hit 3-for-3 with two RBI, one homerun, and one run scored.
Defensively for the Toreros, Katie Jo Nelson (2-6) picks up the loss in game one. Jessi Waers and Christina Haake pitched in relief. Haake struck out one batter in two innings of work while Waers struck out four batters in 2.1 innings of work. Jennifer Ellenbeck (5-3) picks up the loss in game two striking out one batter in 2.2 innings of work. Nelson pitched in relief and struck out seven batters in 3.1 innings of work.
The Toreros travel up the road to take on Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma in a doubleheader on Sunday morning. Game one is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the west coast.