Baca's Walk-Off Three Run Home Run Leads No. 2 Softball Over Cal State Fullerton in Extra Innings
March 17, 2007
The game proved to be a pitching battle between ASU's Katie Burkhart and CSF's Candice Baker, who both a scoreless game until the sixth inning when Burkhart gave up a solo home run to the Titans' third baseman, Jessica Doucette. The Devils matched the homer in the bottom of the inning as Kaitlin Cochran dug in on a 1-0 pitch to crush a solo home run over right field, her seventh of the season.
Baker and Burkhart kept it tied through extra innings, with Burkhart getting a boost from a huge double play in the ninth with a diving catch from Caylyn Carlson, who picked off a runner at third to end it.
In the bottom of the ninth ASU put two on with the international tie-break runner on second followed with a single from Caylyn Carlson. Junior shortstop Rhiannon Baca stepped up to finish the game taking a 2-0 pitch deep to left field to plate three.
ASU advances in the consolation bracket and will play