Feb. 23, 2012
Cathedral City, CA - Aly Fascetti pitched a gutty 10-hitter to help Cal State Fullerton to a 2-1 win over Boise State and a split Thursday of the Titans' opening day at the Cathedral City Classic softball tournament.
Fascetti (4-5), who was racked for four home runs by Georgia in a 12-5 loss earlier in the evening, got out of a bases-loaded, no outs jam in the seventh to give the Titans (6-7) the win. A single, an error and a walk loaded the bases but Fascetti got two fly balls and a strikeout.
Leesa Harris scored an unearned run in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. She opened the inning with an infield single and moved up on two bunts before scoring as Eliza Crawford was safe on an error by the Broncos' third baseman.
Fascetti stranded a total of 13 runners. She struck out only two but got Katie Englebrecht for the final out.
In the opener, leadoff hitter Tess Sito hit a pair of home runs and scored four times to lead No. 13-ranked Georgia to a 12-5 win over Cal State Fullerton in the Cathedral City Softball Classic.
The Bulldogs, who beat Arizona earlier, 3-0, hit six home runs and are now 10-1, having outscored their opposition, 73-12. Fullerton fell to 5-7 despite nicking Georgia starter Erin Arevalo for 5 earned runs. She entered the game with a 0.56 earned run average.
The Titans bunched all nine of their hits in the fourth through sixth innings. Eliza Crawford's two-run double highlighted a 4-run fifth that avoided the 8-run Mercy Rule.
Aly Fascetti (3-5) took the loss, surrendering four home runs in the third and fourth innings after two shutout frames.
Kristyn Sandberg got Georgia on the board in the third, belting a 3-0 pitch over the left-center field fence for a 3-run homer, her fourth. In the fourth, Paige Wilson led off with a solo shot, Sito hit a 3-run homer and Razey added another solo shot to make it 8-0.
Vanessa Garcia relieved and allowed only one run in her first two innings before getting tagged for a solo home run by Anna Swafford and a 2-run clout by Sito in the seventh.
Fullerton didn't get its first hit until the fourth when Adriana Martinez beat out a chopper to third. A walk and Emily Vizcarra's infield hit loaded the bases with two out but Kirsten Lambertson popped the first pitch to short.
One-out singles by Leesa Harris, Ashley Carter and Martinez got the Titans on the board in the fifth. Crawford doubled off the centerfielder's glove to drive in two runs and she came home on a ground ball and a wild pitch.
The Titans countered a Georgia run in the sixth to draw within 9-5 on a walk to pinch-hitter Sheffler, a Harris infield hit and a single to center by Carter. The bases were loaded for a moment when Martinez beat out a chopper but Harris was trapped off third base.
The Titans have only one game on Friday, facing New Mexico at 8:30 p.m.