March 5, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton softball team split its final two games of the 2006 Worth Invitational, handing Purdue a 6-2 defeat before dropping a heart-breaker to No. 5 Stanford, 4-2.
The Titans fell to 11-10 overall and finished the tournament at 3-3. The Boilermakers fell to 9-10 overall while the Cardinal improved to 17-4.
Senior Marissa Marzan (2-2) earned the win in the circle, allowing two runs on two hits in the complete-game effort. Marzan held the Boilermakers hitless through the first 4 1/3 innings until Erika Peterson broke up the no-hit bid with a single to right in the fifth.
Munoz doubled in Jenna Wheeler for the Titans first run in the second inning before Fullerton broke things open with five runs in the third.
Ashley Van Boxmeer had an RBI double and Munoz added a three-run triple to make it 5-0. Gollhardt followed with an RBI single through the left side to score Munoz and make it 6-0.
Purdue added a pair in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by DaQueta Johnson and an RBI ground out by Becky Stone for the final tally.
Diana LaRiva (4-4) suffered the loss for the Boilermakers, allowing two earned runs on two hits in two innings.
In the nightcap, Lauren Lappin's two-out double down the right field line snapped a 2-2 tie and the Cardinal added another in a 4-2 win over the Titans.
Stanford's Maddy Coon got the scoring started with her eighth home run of the season to centerfield in the fourth, but Fullerton responded in its half of the inning as Gollhardt smacked her first home run of the season with Wheeler on second to make it 2-1.
It stayed that way until the sixth when Catalina Morris tied things up for the Cardinal with a solo shot to left, making it 2-2.
Morris then accounted for the winning run in the seventh when she reached on a fielder's choice, stole second, and scored on Lappin's two-out double.
Coon then added an insurance run with an RBI single to center, scoring Lappin for the final tally of the game.
Gollhardt finished with two hits on the day while three other Titans had single hits.
Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Tuesday (March 7) as the Titans host Loyola-Chicago and Virginia in a pseudo doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.