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College Softball World Series : Titans Defeat Cal, 3-0, in Round 2 : LeFebvre Has 1-Hitter as Fullerton Remains Undefeated

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Cal State Fullerton continued its drive for a national title Friday night as Susan LeFebvre pitched a one-hitter to lead the Titans past California, 3-0, in the second round of the college softball World Series.

LeFebvre (30-6-1) did not give up a hit until the seventh inning, when Lisa Martinez singled up the middle to break up the no-hitter.

“I don’t think we could have played any better than that,” Fullerton Coach Judi Garman said, “We kept the pressure on them all night.”

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Much of that pressure was applied by first baseman Robin Goodin, who had three hits for the Titans, tying a CWS record.

Fullerton scored a run in the third following Goodin’s first hit, a double to right-center that led off the inning. Michelle Gromacki reached first on a fielder’s choice that sent Goodin to third base, but Gromacki was thrown out trying to take second base.

Chenita Rogers reached first on an infield single, but Goodin was unable to advance.

Following a strikeout of Charis Monroe, Goodin scored when Cal’s Erin Cassidy threw a wild pitch to Alani Silva, giving Fullerton all the runs it would need.

In the fourth, Terri Oberg led off with a single to right. After Joann Ferrieri and LeFebvre each flied out, Oberg stole second base. She took third base on a passed ball and then Rina Foster tripled to right, scoring Oberg. Goodin then hit a shot that bounced off Cassidy’s leg and past third baseman Roni Deutch, scoring Foster and giving the Titans their 3-0 advantage.

With the win, Fullerton (54-9-1) remains undefeated in the CWS and advances to the third round to face the winner of Friday’s Texas A&M-Indiana; game. Cal falls to 42-16 (1-1 in CWS play) and will play Creighton on Saturday.

In other CWS games:

Cal State Long Beach 1, Northwestern 0--Kathy Newberry scored the winning run on Liz Mason’s 10th inning single to give Long Beach its victory over Northwestern in the consolation bracket.

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The win keeps the 49ers (39-17) alive in their CWS appearance, and they advance to face the loser of the Texas A&M-Indiana; game Saturday.

Sandy Winchester (20-5) picked up the win for Long Beach, striking out eight Wildcat batters. Northwestern (0-2 in CWS) finished the season at 33-17.

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