Titans Struggle, Then Romp in Softball Sweep of UNLV

Cal State Fullerton barely got by in one game and romped in the other as they swept a nonconference softball doubleheader from Nevada Las Vegas, 3-2 and 14-0, Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Jodie Cox pitched a seven-hitter in the first game, allowing one earned run, and Yasmin Mossadeghi had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, as the Titans won despite leaving 11 runners on base.

In the second game, Fullerton (30-7) scored 10 runs in the third on its way to the easy victory which ended after five innings because of the mercy rule.

Mossadeghi went four for four with a home run and seven RBIs, and Monica Lucatero and Amanda Hockett each had two hits and two RBIs.

Christy Robitaille pitched five scoreless innings, striking out seven, for the Titans.


In Golden State Athletic Conference baseball:

Biola 16, Concordia 4--Biola University jumped out to a quick six-run lead, then added seven runs in the fifth inning to put the game away.

Yorba Linda’s Mark Wade had three hits and five RBIs and Ryan Beaver of Fountain Valley hit his fifth home run and knocked in three runs for Biola (24-7, 14-5) Chad Ekin (5-2) picked up the victory.

Derek Patterson collected three hits for Concordia (20-15, 9-11), and center fielder Charles Chatman, last week’s GSAC player of the week, contributed two hits. Jimmy Pickel (2-3) took the loss.

In nonconference baseball:

UC San Diego 11, Vanguard 0--UC San Diego unloaded on Vanguard pitching for four doubles, a triple and three home runs. Tyler Sullivan had two home runs and four RBIs and Matt Smith had the other home run for the Tritons.

Andrew Holloway pitched a seven-hit shutout to earn his first victory of the season.

Matt Tisthammer singled twice as the only Vanguard hitter to have more than one hit.

Vanguard fell to 4-23 and UC San Diego improved to 12-4.