April 18, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge softball team (21-20, 5-4 Big West) defeated Pacific, 12-5, Sunday to complete the series sweep. The Matadors pounded out a season-high 19 hits in the contest and scored 12 runs against the Tigers for the second-straight game.
The Matadors finished the weekend with a .340 batting average. Sunday, all but two CSUN starters had a hit in the game.
Tracy Allen hit her team-leading sixth home run of the season in the game, finishing 2-of-4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Alexandria Alvarado was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with three doubles and two runs scored.
In the circle, Hannah Fraijo tossed a complete game with six strikeouts to improve to 13-6 on the season. She scattered eight hits and gave up five earned runs in the game.
Pacific got on the board first, connecting on back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the second to take a 1-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, Alexandria Alvarado connected for her fourth double of the season. The two-bagger gives her 32 for her career, giving her the fourth-most doubles in school history. After Lauren Olivas drew a two-out walk, Rymer delivered an RBI single to score Alvarado.
The next batter, Jennifer Mosier, then belted a two-run double to left field. Jaci Carlsen added to the scoring in the inning, blasting a two-run home run on the next pitch to make the score 7-1. The deep fly was her fifth of the season and second of the weekend.
Alvarado added another double in the top of the fifth.
The Matadors added another run in the top of the sixth. Jennifer Mosier drew a one-out walk and then came around to score on a double by Carlsen. Allen then roped a single up the middle.
Pacific got to Fraijo in the bottom of the sixth. The Tigers' first three batters reached safely, resulting in two runs. Then with two outs, Pacific got a two-run single to draw the game to 8-5.
In the top of the seventh, Christina Saenz led off the inning with a single and then moved to third on Alvarado's third double of the game. Karla Chaparro than knocked a ball up the middle that scored two more runs.
With one out in the inning, Mosier slapped a two-run single up the middle. Carlsen then lined a single into right field.
CSUN returns to the friendly confines of Matador Diamond for its next series, a three-game match-up with UC Santa Barbara. The Matadors and Gauchos will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 24 and then a single game on Sunday, April 25. Both days will start at noon.