Titans Split on Day Two of Worth Invitational

March 3, 2007

FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton softball team split its two games on day two of the 2007 Worth Invitational in Fullerton as the Titans defeated Nevada, 4-1, but fell to Oklahoma State, 6-2, in the nightcap on Saturday at Anderson Family Field.

Fullerton moved to 12-8 overall on the season with the split while the Wolf Pack fell to 5-13 and the Cowgirls improved to 11-11.

The final day of play at the Worth Invitational begins on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with the Titans playing their final tournament game against No. 11 Oregon State at 1:30 p.m.

GAME 1: Cal State Fullerton 4, Nevada 1
Sophomore Courtney Martinez was 3-for-4 to lead a 12-hit Fullerton attack as the Titans won their third straight with a 4-1 victory over Nevada.

Five Titans had multiple hits on the game, including a pair by sophomore Lauren Lupinetti, who finished 2-for-4 with two RBI. Katie Gollhardt, Jenna Wheeler, and Sheila Holguin also had a pair of base hits.

Candice Baker (7-3) earned the win in the complete-game effort, allowing an unearned run on two hits, walking two and striking out three.

Katie Holverson (1-7) suffered the loss, allowing three earned on 12 hits, walking one and striking out four.

Sam Bias had both hits for the Wolf Pack, a double in the first inning and a single in the sixth.

OKLAHOMA STATE 6, CAL STATE FULLERTON 2
Courtney Totte's RBI double in the fourth snapped a 2-2 tie and her 3-RBI performance jumpstarted Oklahoma State to a 6-2 victory over the host Titans in Saturday's nightcap.

The Cowgirls scored early in the first as Totte doubled home leadoff hitter Shanel Scott for the 1-0 lead and OSU added another run on a bases-loaded walk to Emily Blackburn to make it 2-0.

Fullerton battled back to tie the game at 2-2 as Candice Baker led off the third with her first home run of the season. The Titans added an unearned run on Katie Gollhardt's fielder's choice when the throw to second was bobbled, allowing Lauren Lupinetti to slide in safely and Ashley Van Boxmeer to score from third to tie the game.

However, things unraveled for the Titans in the fourth as Katelyn Bright reached on a two-out single and scored when Totte's fly ball was misplayed in rightfield, getting away from the fielder and allowing Bright to score from first to make it 3-2.

OSU continued to pour it on as Kim Kaye followed one batter later with a two-run home run to centerfield to make it 5-2. The Cowgirls added their final run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth by Totte, scoring Scott to make it 6-2.

Anna Whiddon (2-1) allowed just the unearned run on four hits, walking two and striking out three in the complete-game victory. Jessica Doucette (4-2) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in four innings of work.