Softball heads into weekend series with CSUN in second place.
Ashley Holmes, Darian Tautalafua, and Ashlynn Booker each hit solo shots to rally the 49ers past Texas.
Long Beach State scored 14 runs in the sixth against the Lobos to close out a win.
Long Beach State improves to 9-6 with the victory.
Ashley Holmes becomes the first LBSU honoree in 2014.
Softball dropped its opening game of the Long Beach Invitational to Virginia Tech 6-1 Thursday night at Mayfair Park.
Long Beach State (2014): Played in 48 games, starting 40 ... Was one of the team's top power and offensive threats before battling injuries down the stretch ... Hit .414 with seven home runs in the first 25 games of the season ... Finished the year batting .308 ... Ended the season tied for third on the team with seven home runs ... Started the season with a nine-game hitting streak ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a home run in her first game of the season against Santa Clara (2/6) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a win over George Washington (2/7) ... Hit homers in three consecutive games against Kent State, Ohio State and Utah Valley ... On Feb. 14, had six RBI while going 4-for-7 against Ohio State and Utah Valley with two home runs ... Named Big West Player of the Week after the Easton Desert Classic .... Hit three home runs and went 8-for-16 in the tournament ... Went 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored in a win over New Mexico (2/22) ... Batted 2-for-2 against Nevada (2/27) ... Had two hits against San Diego, including a double (3/22) ... Went 2-for-3 against UC Riverside (4/6).
(2013): Played in 50 games, starting 46 for the 49ers ... A true power threat , had seven home runs in 30 hits as a sophomore, slugging .401 ... Also added four doubles, with 11 extra-base hits out of her 30 total ... Primarily played first base, leading the 49ers in putouts with 283 on the year ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run against Seattle (2/15) ... Drove in a career-high five RBI against Syracuse, hitting a walk-off grand slam against the Orange (2/24) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI against UMass (3/15) ... Had another multi-hit game at Pacific, driving in three RBI and scoring twice in a 2-for-4 day (4/13) ... Ended the year on a two-game hitting streak.
(2012): Redshirted after transferring to Long Beach State.
Tennessee (2011): Played in 11 games for Tennessee, with eight at bats ... Had two hits and a batting average of .250.
High School: Helped lead her La Serna High School squad to the 2008 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section championship while posting an outstanding 27-4 overall record...The 6-0 catcher/infielder posted a .420 batting average during the `08 campaign with three home runs, eight stolen bases and 19 RBIs and was responsible for the eventual game-winning, two-run homer during the opening inning of the CIF title tilt...Holmes picked up selections as a senior in 2010 to the Cal-Hi Sports All-California Softball Third Team and the All-CIF Southern Section Division 2 First Team as a catcher...She was tabbed as a 2008 first team All-CIF selection, was a three-time first team All-Del Rio League choice (2007, 2008 and 2010) and was included on the 2008 and 2010 Whittier Daily News All-Area squads...She played Gold ball for the powerful "Golden State" squads, the So Cal Crunch and So Cal Explosion.
Major: Health Care Administration
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