Blue Hawks tagged with back-to-back 1-run lossesTUCSON, Ariz. — After compiling four straight wins, the Dickinson State softball team ended its trip down to the Tucson Invitational with back-to-back one-run losses.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
TUCSON, Ariz. — After compiling four straight wins, the Dickinson State softball team ended its trip down to the Tucson Invitational with back-to-back one-run losses.
The Blue Hawks dropped the opener to the University of British Columbia 4-3 and the night cap to Cal State San Marcos (Calif.) 2-1 on Saturday.
Taysia Kaufman pitched in both games starting the second and coming in relief during the first. She threw a total of 9-2/3 innings, allowing two runs, and striking out four.
Janel LaRont started against UBC and gave up two runs on four hits, while striking out one. LaRont went 2-for-4 with a RBI and scored a run.
Carlyn Shimizu and Yasmin Bains led the Thunderbirds. Shimizu went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple, while Bains supplied a 2-for-3 effort with a double, scoring a run and driving in one run.
In the second game, CSSM scored one run in the top of the second inning on a fielder’s choice. DSU responded in the bottom of the fourth as Rebecca Lopez drove in LaRont on a RBI groundout.
However, the Cougars tallied the game’s final run in the top of the fifth as Olivia Lucatuorto drove in Alex Miller on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.
The Blue Hawks continue their season on the road traveling to the Morningside Tournament beginning on March 28.
British Columbia 4, Dickinson State 3
UBC 001 120 00 — 4 7 2
DSU 001 001 10 — 3 7 1
Nicole Day, Alana Westerhof (7) and Lindsay McElroy. Janel LaRont, Taysia Kaufman (5) and Aubrey Ayala. W–Day. L–Kaufman. HR–None.
Highlights: UBC, Carlyn Shimizu 2-for-4, 3B, RBI; Yasmin Bains 2-for-3, 2B, run, RBI; Westerhof 1-for-3; Cassandra Dypchey 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, run; Brittany Meyer 1-for-4, 3B, RBI, run. DSU, LaRont 2-for-4, RBI, run; Nicole Lobato 2-for-3, RBI; Alex Vargas 2-for-4; Justeena Gutierrez 1-for-3.
Records: UBC 18-13
Cal State San Marcos 2, Dickinson State 1
CSSM 010 010 00 — 2 7 1
DSU 000 100 00 — 1 5 1
Katie Wilkinson and Tayler Ybarra. Kaufman and Ayala. W–Wilkinson. L–Kaufman. HR–None.
Highlights: CSSM, Tayler Ybarra 2-for-3; Kaitlin McGinley 2-for-4; Brogan Hoenisch 1-for-3, run; Patricia Banda 1-for-4; Tani Leasau 1-for-3; Melyssa Bellamy 0-for-3, RBI; Alex Miller 0-for-3, run; Olivia Lucatuorto 0-for-4, RBI. DSU, LaRont 1-for-3, run; Alex Vargas 1-for-3; Claudia Torres 1-for-3; Gutierrez 1-for-2; Kaufman 1-for-3; Rebecca Lopez 0-for-2, RBI.
Records: CSSM 23-4, DSU 10-10