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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