Tuesday’s 2-1 victory against No. 6 Woodbridge could be a sign things are starting to come together for the Fullerton softball team.
Despite being no-hit by the Warriors’ Christy Robitaille, the Indians won by manufacturing a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
“We are a little inconsistent,” Fullerton Coach Scott Weber said. “We are beginning to get into the swing the last four or five games. Beating a quality team like Woodbridge is a very good win.”
Fullerton third baseman Alissa Sorrell walked to lead off the seventh inning, and moved to second on a wild pitch. One out later, Robitaille (8-1) threw two consecutive wild pitches to pinch-hitter Alicia Feuchter, allowing Sorrell to score.
The victory marked the second time in a week the Indians scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Fullerton beat Kennedy, 1-0, March 21 when catcher Kiki McAulay scored in the bottom of the ninth.
The Indians (9-5) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when McAulay walked and later scored on a fielder’s choice by Sorrell.
Fullerton starter Angie Fancuberta (5-4) gave up four hits. The Warriors (9-3) tied the score in the second, when shortstop Carrie Brown singled and scored on a double by left fielder Lolita Harper.
“Angie kept us in the game,” Weber said. “Our defense also played real well today and helped keep us in the game.”
Woodbridge’s run was Fancuberta’s fifth earned run allowed in 76 2/3 innings. Robitaille has allowed four earned runs in 24 innings.