Tigers Split Day One With SMC

Tigers Split Day One With SMC

MORAGA, Calif. - The women's softball team split their double header with Saint Mary's on Saturday. The Tigers won their first matchup, 9-5, and fell to the SMC, 5-6, in the second half of their double header to end their two-game stretch on Saturday afternoon. 

The Orange and Black move to 19-27 on the year, 8-6 in conference. Saint Mary's drops to 14-31, 2-9 in WCC play.


Game 1:

The Tigers got things going in the first half of their double header. Samantha Owen shot a double to right field to help score Hailey Reed for a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

After two runs scored by SMC in the first inning,  Caitlyn Sung ripped an RBI single down to center field for a Sydney Lahners score to put Pacific in contention 2-2. Molly Bourne then scored on the following at bat on a wild pitch to give the Tigers a 3-2 advantage. 

The Orange and Black then took advantage of a six-run fourth inning to get ahead and cruise to victory. Owen assembled a three-run RBI double to stay in front and Sung hit an inside the park home run to maintain a decent cushion heading into the fifth inning. 

Pacific would go on to win the game through their defense. Hailey Reed pitched a complete 7.0 full innings finishing with with one walk and two strikeouts. 


Game 2: 

In the second half of their double header, Samantha Owen kicked things off once again on a fielder's choice which scored Talli Shepherd.

Saint Mary's would go on to score two runs to tie the game and retake the lead, 2-1, early on. 

The Tigers would remain scoreless up until the sixth inning. Reed would reach on a throwing error which helped brought Estrada to home plate and Owen turned things around with a 3-RBI home run which put the Orange and Black back in front, 5-4. 

The Gaels would go on to score two more runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the last game of the day. 

Kenya Lindstrom pitched 6.0 innings with seven hits and four strikeouts. Megan Walters finished things out in the circle for Pacific, pitching .2 innings with two hits and two strikeouts.


Pacific wraps up it's final conference series with Saint Mary's this Sunday at 12:00 P.M. Live stats will be provided.