March 6, 2010
FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton softball team suffered a pair of losses on day two of the 2010 DeMarini Invitational at Anderson Family Field, falling to Indiana by the score of 4-1 and No. 3 Florida by a 12-0 score in five innings on Saturday afternoon.
The losses extended the Titans' (3-16) losing streak to six straight games as they fell to 0-3 in tournament play.
In the opener, Amanda Wagner's bases-loaded single in the fifth inning drove in a pair of runs which carried Indiana to a 4-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton.
The Hoosiers won their first game in four tries in the tournament while the Titans fell to 3-15 overall and 0-2 in the tourney.
Loser Ari Cervantes (1-5), who supplied her own offense with a home run for a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, saw the Hoosiers load the bases on two infield hits and a fielder's choice.
Wagner then singled sharply to left field to drive home a pair and give Indiana the lead. The Hoosiers added insurance runs in the sixth when Samantha Berenter doubled to right and scored on a one-out single to left by Breanna Saucedo and in the seventh when Berenter's two-out double drove home pinch-runner Heather Nelson.
The Titans left two runners on in the first inning and had two runners thrown out trying to steal third in the third inning. Ariel Tsuchiyama lined into a double play to end the Fullerton fourth as Kadie Baldwin was doubled off second base. Sara Olson (3-4) went the distance for the Hoosiers with a a5-hitter, walking three and striking out only one.
In its second game of the day, the Gators' Francesca Enea hit two home runs including the eighth grand slam of her career to lead Florida to a 12-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton in five innings.
The No. 3-ranked Gators scored nine runs in the first three innings off starter and loser Katey Laban, all after two outs and the bases empty. Enea hit a 2-run homer in the second after Michelle Moultrie walked. Enea's grand slam came in the third after three consecutive two-out walks.
Freshman Stephanie Brombacher blanked the Titans (3-16, 0-3 in the tourney) over four innings on one hit, a line-drive single to right by Kadie Baldwin in the second inning. Erin Schuppert pitched the bottom of the fifth and allowed only a double by K.C. Craddick.
Cal State Fullerton closes out tournament play on Sunday (March 7) at 1:30 p.m. against Oregon State.