Erin Jones-Wesley throws no-hitter in win over No. 21 Baylor
49ers sweep pair of games over nationally-ranked teams
March 5, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Erin Jones-Wesley threw the 21st no-hitter in Long Beach State history leading the 49ers to a 7-1 win over No. 21 Baylor Saturday at the Campbell/Cartier Classic. The win was the second of the day for the 49ers who handed No. 23 Fresno State a 6-5 loss earlier in the day.
Jones-Wesley struck out six and walked two in seven innings, while giving up a run in the third inning on a pair of fielding errors by the 49ers (13-6). The no-hitter was the first by a 49er since Bridgette Pagano tossed a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Brown on March 27, 2007.
Game 1: Long Beach State 6, No. 23 Fresno State 5
Long Beach State scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to finish a come-from-behind 6-5 win over No. 23 Fresno State (8-3) on Saturday. Nalani St. Germain scored the winning run on an error by Fresno State's second baseman.
Caitrin DeBaun started the rally for The Beach leading off the seventh with a double. Sarah Carrasco followed with a RBI single scoring Brooke Bell, who pinch ran for DeBaun. St. Germain singled to right field where a fielding error allowed Carrasco to come around and score to tie the game. After two outs and a walk to Liz Javier, St. Germain scored on the error on a ball hit by Dana Garcia.
Fresno State jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs on three hits in the top of the first inning off starter Brooke Turner. The 49ers answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first on RBI singles by Carrasco and St. Germain.
Carrasco tied the game in the top of the third with a RBI single after Fresno State walked the bases loaded. The 49ers threatened to take the lead but Megan Denio was thrown out at home on a fly ball hit by St. Germain to end the inning.
Fresno State scored two runs in the top of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead and set up the 49ers seventh inning heroics. Carrasco finished the game 3-of-4 with three RBI, while St. Germain went 3-for-4 with an RBI. DeBaun added two hits for the 49ers. Turner (4-1) picked up the win pitching a complete game, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits while striking out five.
Game 2: Long Beach State 7, No. 21 Baylor 1
Erin-Jones Wesley moved to 6-2 on the season throwing a no-hitter to beat No. 21 Baylor 7-1 on Saturday. The 49ers broke open a tight game in the top of the seventh inning scoring five runs to finish the Campbell/Cartier Classic with a 4-1 record, including wins over three nationally-ranked teams.
Liz Javier came up with the big hit in the seventh inning helping Long Beach State pull away. Javier tripled to right center scoring Andrea Littleworth and Sarah Carrasco to finish the five-hit, five-run inning. Earlier in the inning Caitrin DeBaun doubled to left center driving in two runs. Loni Tyler scored the 49ers other run in the inning scoring on a throwing error by Baylor (17-2).
Karli Sandoval got LBSU on the board in the first inning hitting her second homerun of the season to put the 49ers on top 1-0. Baylor answered in the third inning scoring a run on a pair of LBSU errors.
Carrasco gave the 49ers the lead for good in the top of the sixth when she doubled to score Megan Denio.
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