Errors Plague Tigers As They Fall To San Jose St.

Photo by Sean Kahler
Photo by Sean Kahler

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Tigers fell to visiting San Jose State 7-0 Wednesday afternoon in a contest in which the Tigers committed five errors. In her fifth start this year, Hailey Reed pitched four innings giving up four runs, zero of which were earned, with one strikeout in the loss. Kenya Lindstrom threw the final three innings, allowing two earned and striking out one. At the plate, Rachel Sellers went a perfect two-for-two with two singles. The loss drops the Tigers to 10-10 on the year, snapping their three-game win streak, while the win brings the Spartans to 12-9.  

In the second Rachel Sellers led off with a bloop single to center field and with one out, Molly Bourne singled to left. Cassidy Gustafson followed suit with a single of her own to left but the Spartans were able to get Sellers out at the plate and end the offensive threat.

San Jose State pulled ahead in the third as Entzminger was hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored on an error to make it 1-0. The Tigers then found themselves behind the eight ball as the Spartans loaded the bases with one out after another hit by pitch and a walk. The Spartans plated another on a Tiger error and then made it 3-0 on a wild pitch. San Jose State did their damage in the inning without logging a hit as all three runs were unearned. 

The Tigers saw themselves down 4-0 as the Spartans added another in the fourth on a single to left, and made it 5-0 in the fifth following a sac fly to center field. The visitors added two more in the sixth and seventh innings to widen their lead to 7-0. Pacific's offensive struggles continued as they only put three runners on base the final four innings, resulting in their third shutout loss of the season. 

The Tigers now head to Oregon for the University of Oregon Invitational where they open up play against Hofstra on Friday at 10 AM.