February 17, 2008

LMU Proves Too Much For NC Softball

Feb. 16, 2008

Box Score

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount Lions jumped out to an early lead and the University of Northern Colorado softball team could not overcome, falling 10-2 during the second day of the Ten Construction Tournament, hosted by UC Riverside. Northern Colorado is now 1-7 on the season and has three more games in California.

 

LMU scored four runs in the top of the first inning with four hits in the first five batters. The Bears answered with one run in the bottom half of the inning. Freshman center fielder Jessie Schoepflin continued making contact with the ball, singling to right field. Heather Buckley moved her to second base on a sacrifice bunt and Schoepflin advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single through the left side by Mackenzie Barrett.

 

The Lions tacked on two more runs in the top of the third, and the Bears again answered with one of their own in the bottom half. Moragan Dahlman led off the inning with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a passed ball. She moved to third when Schoepflin grounded out to the first baseman and scored on a Buckley ground out to the short stop.

 

LMU scored on more run in the fifth and three more in the sixth. The Bears tried to rally in the bottom of the sixth, but stranded two runners on base.

 

Schoepflin tallied two of the Bears' four hits in the game, while Barrett and Dahlman recorded the other two. The Bears had two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts and Hillarie Van Otterloo was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.

 

Jamie Juelfs threw the first inning for NC, allowing four runs on five hits with no walks and no strikeouts in eight batters faced. Courtney Maihi pitched the final five innings, giving up six runs on 11 hits with no walks and one strikeout in 24 batters faced.

 

Loyola Marymount tallied 10 runs on 16 hits and Northern Colorado committed one error.

 

The Bears conclude play at the Ten Construction Tournament on Sunday against San Diego and then play at double header at LMU on Monday.