March 2, 2013
Game 1 Box Score
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego softball team suffered a pair of losses on Saturday afternoon at the San Diego Classic I at the USD Softball Complex. The Toreros (7-9) were edged 5-3 by Boise State in game one before falling to No. 10 UCLA 8-0 in game two.
USD got on the board to start things off with a three-run second inning in game one. Kylie Ordos drove in the first run with a single up the middle that plated Chloe Kaneko. The Toreros then scored two more on a throwing error by the Boise State third baseman.
The Broncos (8-10) came back in the bottom half of the inning with a solo home run that cut the USD lead to 3-1.
Boise State tacked on another in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI double.
The Toreros held onto a 3-2 lead until the bottom of the sixth when Boise State took the lead with a three-run inning. The Broncos tied it with an RBI single before adding their go-ahead runs on a two-run double to take their final 5-3 lead.
Jenny Lahitte (2-5) took the loss after allowing five runs (4 ER) on eight hits in 5.1 innings pitched while striking out three.
UCLA (16-2) came out swinging right out of the gates in game two, putting up three runs in the first inning thanks to a two-run home run and a fielding error by USD that allowed a run to score.
Cassidy Coleman did a good job of quieting the Bruins' bats through the next two innings but eventually UCLA notched five runs in the fourth to go up 8-0 and force Coleman out of the game. The Bruins scored their first two runs of the inning on a bloop single that dropped in shallow right field. They followed that with an RBI groundout before Lahitte came on in relief of Coleman with the bases loaded and two outs. The Bruins then got a two-run double to cap off their scoring for the night.
The Toreros sparked a brief rally by loading the bases with three singles in the bottom of the fifth, but Caitlin Rooney's
groundout to the shortstop ended the game.
Coleman (4-4) allowed eight runs (6 ER) in 3.1 innings of work, with five strikeouts and four walks.
The Toreros look to bounce back on Sunday when they wrap up play at the San Diego Classic I with a 12:30 contest against Fresno State at the USD Softball Complex.