Lauren MacLeod drove home the winning run in the first inning.
Hannah Cookson finished 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.
Long Beach State opens their time in Santa Clara with a victory.
Cielo Meza strikes out 10 in a one-hitter to pick up the win.
The Beach lost for the second time in the season to No. 2 Michigan in the second game Thursday.
Long Beach State (2017): Started 47 of the team’s 52 games in 2017 as the team’s primary catcher … Walked a team-high 19 times with just 14 strikeouts, and had an on-base percentage of .352 … Finished the season with 10 RBI … Caught every single inning during Big West play … Made her first start of the season in the second game against South Dakota … Singled and walked against Weber State … Singled against Oregon State … Hit safely in three straight games against Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina … Hit a grand slam in a 2-for-3 day against Grand Canyon while leading the Beach to a win … Drove in three RBI while hitting a double with a walk against Lehigh … Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored at Santa Clara … Caught 28 innings over two days during the Cal Poly series … Walked twice with a single in the final game against UC Santa Barbara … Had an RBI single against UC Riverside … Closed out the season on a four-game hitting streak.
(2016): Played in 44 games, starting 39 as the team’s catcher … Stepped up to serve as the starting catcher following the injury to 2015 All-Big West Catcher Lauren Lombardi … Threw out eight baserunners, and only made four errors on the year while leading the team in putouts on the year … Also had 15 assists on the season … Hit .235 with two doubles and five home runs … Her five homers were tied for second-most on the team … Walked and scored in the season debut against South Dakota after entering for the injured Lombardi … Went 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI in a win over Minnesota … That was the first game of a five-game hitting streak … In two straight games, went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Stanford and North Dakota State … Walked and singled in a repeat game against North Dakota State … Hit her first career home run in a 2-for-3 day against LIU Brooklyn … Hit a three-run home run against Arizona State … Hit a solo home run against North Carolina … Cracked a two-run homer against Mississippi State … Went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI against Loyola Marymount … Opened conference play with a start and a double against CSUN … Singled in each of a pair of starts against Cal Poly … Went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in the series opener at Cal State Fullerton.
(2015): Played in 23 games, starting 15 at catcher … Hit .152 with a double and a triple … Had two at-bats as a substitute in her 49er debut against Northwestern State (2/6) … Made her first start behind the plate against Idaho State (2/7) … Tripled in a run against Syracuse (2/21) … Went 2-for-3 with a double against No. 2 Oregon (3/8) … Drove in a career-high two runs against San Diego State, going 1-for-3 (3/8) … Went 1-for-3 in a start against UC Riverside (4/4) … Singled against Cal State Fullerton after entering as the DP (4/22) … Walked twice with an RBI against Cal Poly (5/2).
High School: A four-year letterwinner at El Modena High School … Helped the Vanguards reach the playoffs in three straight seasons … Hit .429 as a junior, with an on-base percentage of .518.
At-Bats: 5, at Cal Poly (4/14/17)
Hits: 3, 2x, last at Santa Clara (3/18/17)
Runs: 1, many times
RBI: 4, 2x, last vs. Grand Canyon (3/17/17)
Home Runs: 1, many times
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