Feb. 27, 2011
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge softball team (5-8) lost 8-4 to Boise State Sunday afternoon at the Amy S. Harrison Classic on the campus of UC Riverside. Samantha Sloniker cranked her first home run of the season and scored two runs, but the Matadors could generate little other offense in the loss to the Broncos.
In all, CSUN posted two hits Sunday. Sloniker's home run came in the third, a two-out, two-run shot to left field that also scored Jennifer Mosier. Sloniker now leads the team with 11 hits, 11 runs and a .324 batting average.
The other hit was a double off the bat of Korinne Randazzo that set the Matadors up with runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom of the sixth. Madeline Sale and Tracy Allen then recorded consecutive sac flies to draw CSUN within one run.
That would be as close as CSUN would get. The Broncos added three runs on five hits in the top of the seventh and as was too often the case Sunday, Northridge went quietly in the seventh.
Carly Wade took the loss in the circle for CSUN, dropping her season record to 1-6. She gave up three runs, two unearned, with three hits, four walks and a strikeout in 2.1 innings. Hannah Fraijo took over for her in the third and went 4.1 innings with 11 hits and five earned runs.
Allie Crump tossed five innings and fanned seven Matadors en route to the win for Boise State. Lela Work earned the save in relief without allowing a hit in two innings.
The Matadors return to action Wednesday when they host Cal State Bakersfield for a single game starting at 2 p.m.