Fresno State Takes Two from Golden Hurricane
April 22, 2005
Fresno, Calif. - The University of Tulsa softball team dropped a pair of Western Athletic Conference softball games, 3-0 and 4-2, on Friday before a crowd of 2,057 at the Bulldog Diamond in Fresno, Calif. The teams were scheduled to play a single game on Friday and a double-header on Saturday. However with inclement weather in the forecast the games were reversed.
The Hurricane registered two hits off Fresno State's All-American pitcher Jamie Southern in the first game of the double-header, both coming in the second inning. Freshman Lindsey Tower posted a one-out single to left, followed by a double by sophomore Lindsay Galloway to left. However the Hurricane would not be able to score either runner.
TU would not get another runner on base until the seventh inning when junior Katie Torres recorded her 29th walk of the season. The threat ended when senior pinch-runner Holly Reynolds was thrown out trying to steal second.
Junior Maren Genow took the loss for the Hurricane pitching a complete game. She struck out four while allowing three hits and nine runs. Fresno State scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth and an insurance run in the sixth.
In the night cap, junior All-American Christina Clark led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run, giving the Bulldogs and early 1-0 lead. The Hurricane took the lead in the fourth with back-to-back hits. Tower posted an infield single to short. Galloway then followed with her sixth home run of the season, this one going to right field.
TU held its lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. Fresno State scored three unearned in the seventh for the 4-2 final. Six Hurricane hitters recorded hits, including a double by Torres. Junior Julie Shafer, seniors Stacey Walkingstick and Stephanie Sliepen, along with Tower and Galloway, also posted hits.
Junior Julie Fennell was tagged with the loss. She struck out three batters in 5.1 innings of work. Senior Ami Day pitched the final two outs of the game for TU.
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