Feb. 28, 2009
LAKEWOOD, Calif. - A pair of strong pitching performances and the bat of senior Danielle Linke lifted the Long Beach State softball team (10-7) to a 5-0 victory over BYU and a 4-1 defeat of Wisconsin Saturday at Mayfair Park.
In the opener, freshman pitcher Taylor Petty (4-0) tossed her second complete-game shutout in as many starts, extending her consecutive scoreless streak to 22 innings. The San Pedro, Calif., native gave up five hits while striking out three.
Six 49ers found their way into the hit column as junior Brandy Reyes paced the attack, going 1-for-2 with two walks and a pair of RBI, while juniors Ashley Weber and Kristen Pocock had Long Beach State's two extra-base hits.
The Beach struck in the top of the second as Pocock started the inning with a double down the first base line. Reyes and senior Jonae Perez followed with a pair of walks to load the bases with no outs. After junior Ashley Levine went down swinging, junior Jodi Nakawatase was able to punch the ball to BYU second baseman Coreen Lopez, scoring Pocock.
That run proved to be all the 49ers needed as Petty silenced a Cougar offense that was averaging nearly five runs per contest, but LBSU went on to add four in the top of the seventh. Goad reached base and advanced to second on a throwing error by BYU third baseman Angela Quiocho. She eventually came around to score on a Weber double. Senior Jennifer Griffin followed with a walk and Reyes connected for a two-RBI single. Perez continued the rally, driving in Reyes with an infield single.
In the nightcap, sophomore Brooke Turner (6-3) went the distance for the 49ers, striking out eight.
The Badgers (5-11) got on the board in the fourth inning with a solo home run by Karla Powell, but The Beach responded in the fifth when junior Ashley Levine singled up the middle. With two outs, senior Brianna Goad was hit by the pitch, setting up Linke's three-run blast.
The Beach closes out action at the Mayfair Tournament tomorrow when it takes on Iowa State at 8:30 a.m. and Fresno State at 3:15 p.m.
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