STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific softball team wrapped up their weekend tournament at the Louisville Slugger Classic on Sunday.
The Tigers (6-12) took a 4-2 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson and dropped a 7-1 decision against Sacramento State to conclude the tournament. FDU drops to 4-11 while Sac State moves to 10-9 on the year.
Pacific vs. Sac State – In Case You Missed It:
- Following 2.0 scoreless innings by Kenya Lindstrom to start off the game, Sac State would score seven unanswered runs in the third, fourth, and fifth inning to pull away from the Tigers.
- Pacific had a chance in the first inning to take an early lead as two walks by Carly Lucchetti and Bradi Kooyman and a Hailey Reed-single loaded the bases, but Sac State would eventually get out of the jam unscathed leaving three runners stranded to end the inning.
- UOP responded with a run in the bottom of the sixth as junior Caity Sung hit a single down to left field to bring teammate Jessica Mabrey in for the score.
- The Orange and Black would tally five of their eight hits in final two innings of the ball game.
Pacific vs. Fairleigh Dickinson – In Case You Missed It:
- The Tigers found a steady groove early on in their game against FDU. Pacific would drive in two runs to open up the bottom first off a sac-fly RBI from Sung followed by an RBI-single from Madison Hopper. This would give UOP a 2-0 lead.
- Pacific would add another pair of runs in the third inning. Mabrey and Kooyman hit back-to-back doubles to score the Tigers' third run and Hopper would score Kooyman from second off her second RBI-single of the day giving the Orange and Black a 4-0 cushion.
- FDU would hang tight, however, scoring one run in the fifth and sixth inning to cut the Tigers' lead in half, 4-2. Myka Sutherlin would finish the Knights off in the circle throwing 2.2 innings for the save.
- Hailey Reed made her second start of the weekend. The junior threw 4.1 innings giving up just one earned run for the Tigers and striking out six batters.
- Reed ended the weekend with 19 total strikeouts. The Topeka, Kansas native carried the load in the circle facing 50 batters and pitching 11.1 innings of work.
- Myka Sutherlin recorded her first career save for the Orange and Black in their 4-2 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. She now leads the team in saves on the year.
- Freshman Jessica Mabrey registered eight hits over the weekend to lead the team. The first-year utility player finished with a season-high three hits in the Tigers' second game against Sac State as well as two doubles versus Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday.
Up Next For the Tigers:
- The Tigers host two double-headers at Bill Simoni Field next week against Bucknell and North Dakota.
- UOP will first take on Bucknell (6-11) on Wednesday, March 13th, and host North Dakota (11-13) on Thursday, March 14th.
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