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Softball Splits On The Road At USD

April 21, 2007

San Diego, CA- The Saint Mary's softball team continued to stay in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference hunt by splitting a doubleheader against San Diego Saturday afternoon. The Gaels won game one by the score of 5-4 and then fell in the nightcap 4-2. After the day, SMC moves to 22-28 overall and 6-4 in league play.

Game One

Late-inning heroics proved to be the difference for the Gaels. Down 3-0 after the fourth frame, Saint Mary's erupted for five runs in the fifth to pull out the victory.

Senior Lauren Mello provided the big hit with a two-run single to center field to plate Molly Bergeson and Kayla Aldridge.

The Toreros plated a run in the seventh but Megan Galloway slammed the door to earn the victory and the complete game.

Galloway allowed 10 hits and three earned runs to earn her sixth victory on the season. Jennifer Ellenbeck was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs on five hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

Mello led the Gaels attack with two hits and two RBI. Bronwyn Russell recorded two hits and drove in one with a RBI. Sadie Dolcini and Galloway drove in a run apiece.

Game Two

A late rally by the hot Gaels was not enough as the Toreros held on for a 4-2 win. Down 4-0 Saint Mary's tallied two runs in the final two frames to get back into the contest.

It was a three-run fourth by USD that hurt SMC in the end. Junior Chelsea Loftis was tagged with the loss after allowing just one earned run on six hits. Christina Haake went the distance to earn the win for the Toreros.

Five different Gaels recorded hits. Lauren Clark and Megan Galloway drove in both runs in the night-cap.

Bronwyn Russell got things going in the sixth. After an infield single, the speedy second baseman stole second and advanced to third on a Lauren Mello single. Galloway plated Russell on a sac-fly to left.

In the seventh, Clark brought home Sandra Ruezga on a double to left field. Ruezga began the inning with a double of her own up the middle.

The two teams will sort things out tomorrow with another twin bill. First pitch is slated for Noon from the USD Softball complex.