March 1, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - USD's two aces turned in stellar performances in the circle on Friday afternoon at the San Diego Classic I at the USD Softball Complex, but the Toreros were only able to come away with a split in their two games on the day. USD (7-7) rode a 5.0-inning, 11-strikeout relief outing from Cassidy Coleman to a 4-3 win over Utah State in game one. Meanwhile, Jenny Lahitte threw every pitch of USD's 11-inning, 2-1 loss to New Mexico in game two while striking out 15.
Utah State (0-17) got up 2-0 in game one with an RBI single in the first inning and a run scored on a USD fielding error in the third.
The Aggies loaded the bases in the bottom of the 3rd with no outs against USD starter Grace Hernandez. Hernandez was forced to leave the game in that situation after suffering an injury. She was relieved by Coleman who proceeded to get the next three hitters, two of whom she struck out, to end the inning.
The Toreros came out in the top of the fourth and put up four runs to take the lead they would eventually hold on to. Danielle Mavridis brought home a run on an RBI groundout, while Mary Grabowski delivered the big blow with a two-out, two-run triple to right center where Grabowski actually wound up scoring on the play following an error on the relay throw to third.
Coleman's only blemish came in the bottom of the sixth when Utah State pushed across a run on a bunt with runners on second and third to cut the Torero lead to 4-3.
That would be as close as the Aggies would get though as Coleman (4-3) struck out the side to close out the game in the seventh.
In game two, Lahitte (2-4) came within a strikeout of matching her career-high and the USD single-game record of 16 strikeouts, which Lahitte set last season. She also tied the team record with her 11.0 innings pitched in the game, where she scattered seven hits without allowing an earned run.
Both Lahitte and New Mexico starter Kaela DeBroeck kept their opposing offenses in check throughout the first seven innings. The Lobos (11-9) didn't get their first runner on until the fourth inning, while the Toreros stranded runners in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings, unable to get any significant offensive momentum.
International tiebreaker rules finally went into effect at the beginning of the 10th inning, but New Mexico eventually broke the stalemate in the top of the 11th with a one-out double that put the Lobos up 1-0 followed by an infield single that brought home their second run before Lahitte closed out the inning.
The Toreros managed to plate one run in the bottom of the 11th with Lauren Tomey's RBI groundout but that was all USD would be able to muster.
USD will get back at it on Saturday when they host Boise State at 2 pm followed by No. 10 UCLA at 4:30 pm.
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