College Roundup : Dickmann’s 9th Shutout Helps CSUN Earn Softball Split

Debbie Dickmann pitched her ninth shutout of the season in the opener, but Bowling Green’s Terri Lattimer threw a four-hitter in the second game to prevent the Lady Matadors from sweeping a nonconference doubleheader Tuesday at Northridge.

Behind Dickmann (14-4), who allowed two hits while striking out three and walking two, Northridge rolled to a 5-0 win in the first game, but lost the second, 1-0, in eight innings.

Northridge (21-11) scored the only runs Dickmann would need in the first inning.

Lisa Erickson walked and went to third on Anna Getherall’s sacrifice bunt.


Pam Smith then grounded to second baseman Becky Bailey, who threw home, but Erickson bowled over catcher Lisa Williams before the ball arrived, allowing Smith to reach second base. Char Schmitt singled in Smith before being caught in a rundown between second and third.

In the second game, Bowling Green (1-10) broke a scoreless tie in the eighth when Bailey singled in Kim Still with one out.

Still reached first base on a fielder’s choice, then advanced to second and third on wild pitches by freshman Christy Alves.

In baseball games:


Cal Lutheran 13, Cal Baptist 3--Daren Cornell and Dan Weis had three hits each and Anthony Espitia hit his fifth home run of the season for the host Kingsmen in a Golden State Athletic Conference game.

Cornell was three for three with a double, home run, two runs scored and a run batted in.

Weis was three for five with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Espitia, who entered the game batting .362, was two for five with a home run and three RBIs.

Leading, 2-1, Cal Lutheran (14-7, 6-1) blew the game open in the fourth inning, scoring 10 runs as Cal Baptist committed four wild pitches and allowed five passed balls.


Junior Greg Minick (2-1) picked up the win for Cal Lutheran. Minick gave up five hits, struck out two and walked five in five innings.

Cal State Dominguez Hills 17, The Master’s 2--The Toros pounded 19 hits off four Master’s pitchers and snapped the Mustangs’ six-game win streak in a nonconference game at Master’s.

Darren Beck knocked in both Mustang runs with a two-run home run in the seventh. Beck was the only Mustang with two hits.

Freshman right-hander John March allowed seven runs in four innings in a losing effort.


The Mustangs (10-16-1) have won eight of their past 10 games.

Pierce 11, Bellevue (Wash.) 9--Kevin Johnson and Damon Lantz hit home runs for Pierce in the second-round game of the Grossmont tournament.

Pierce jumped to a 6-1 lead, then held on for the victory.

Louis Birdt (1-1) was the winning pitcher.