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Warriors split with CSUDH, pick up first CCAA win
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The Cal State Stanislaus softball team got a much-needed win on Friday as the Warriors rallied from behind to win game two to pick up a doubleheader split against Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Missy Corral's single up the middle with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh scored the game-winner after Erica McIntyre doubled in the tying run as Stanislaus won game two, 3-2, over the Toros.
Cal State Dominugez Hills won game one 4-1 in the twinbill played at Turlock's Pedretti Sports Complex. The two teams will wrap up their CCAA series with two more games again at Pedretti Park today.
Trailing 2-1 going into the home half of the seventh, leadoff batter Sarah Locarnini drew a walk to start the Stanislaus rally. Cassandra Carlos then bunted Locarnini over to set up the McIntyre game-tying double to center. After McIntyre advanced to third on a wild pitch, with one out, CSUDH elected to intentionally walk both Jennifer Arnold and Kiley Mendez to load the bases.
Corral then took a 1-2 pitch from reliever Stephanie Jimenez straight up the middle to score the game-winner. The win was the Warriors' first during conference play as they improve to 3-12-1 overall and 1-9 in the CCAA.
Nikky Rissetto had pulled the Warriors within one with a fourth inning run scoring double with two outs that scored Mendez. Locarnini finished the second game 2-for-3 with a walk and on the day went 4-for-5 with two walks. She saw her batting average go up 42 points from .378 to .420 on the day.
Arnold got the win in the nightcap, going the distance and allowed two runs on seven hits. She struck out three and walked Amber Angel three times.
Angle belted a solo homer in the fourth and Jessica Marlow followed with a RBI double to right to give CSUDH a 2-0 lead in the fourth.
In the opener, CSUS starter Brittani Weatherford gave up four runs on 10 hits in seven innings, but also struck out six before being charged with the loss.
Dominguez Hills took a 2-0 lead after five pitches in the first inning before Weatherford settled down and through the middle of the game. CSUDH scored with back-to-back doubles in the fifth and a two out triple in the seventh that scored Angle, who had doubled, gave the Toros the 4-1 win.
Jimenez, the CCAA's leading strikeout pitcher, got the win in game one. She allowed a run on six hits in seven innings. Jimenez struck out six and walked four.
Angel went 3-for-4 and three Toros -- Katie Garcia, Emily McEwen and Jessica Hall -- each had two hits in game one.