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Softball Victorious in Final Game of Home Stand

March 22, 2007

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's softball team ended the longest home stand in program history today when they split a doubleheader with the Pacific Tigers. The Gaels dropped game one by a score of 7-2 and came back to win game two by a score of 7-3. The Gaels improved to 15-16 on the season and finish their home stretch with a 9-7 record.

Game 1

The first game of today's doubleheader was won by the Pacific Tigers. Although the Tigers won 7-2, the game was closer than the score. Both squads finished with roughly the same amount of hits, the Gaels just could not plate enough runs to overcome the Tigers.

Sandra Ruezga finished game one going 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Molly Bergeson also added two hits for the Gaels in game one.

Game 2

Saint Mary's dropped game one by a score of 7-2. They came back in game two ready to play ball. Leading them into game two was the senior Lauren Gardner. The southpaw earned the complete game victory, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs, all unearned. She only allowed six hits and struck out three. Gardner improved her ERA to 3.88 and leads the team with five wins.

The Gael offense scored the first two runs of the ballgame when Bergeson and Bronwyn Russell both got on base. The speedy duo got themselves into scoring position when they took off on a double steal. With two outs Sadie Dolcini, drove both runners on a double.

With the score 2-1 the Gaels came up in the fifth inning and took advantage of four errors by the Tigers. Two of these runs would score when Bergeson came to bat and hit a triple into left field. By the end of the fourth the Gaels had scored five runs on four Pacific errors.

Pacific would add two unearned runs in the top of the fifth before the Gael starter, Garnder, closed the door of them. The Gaels won game two by a score of 7-3.

Bergeson would finish the day with five, two runs, three RBI and a triple. Russell would add three hits with a run and an RBI.

The Gaels will hit the road for the first time this month when they travel to San Luis Obispo on Saturday. The Gaels will face off against Cal Poly in a doubleheader.