Selden Surpasses 1,200-Strikeout Mark in Win Over #20 San Diego State

March 1, 2008

SAN DIEGO - Freshman Samantha Camuso drove in senior Krista Colburn on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning and senior Anjelica Selden recorded her 1,200th career strikeout, as the fourth-ranked Bruins outlasted #20 San Diego State 2-1 on Saturday at the San Diego Classic.

The Bruins improve to 18-2 on the season with their 12th straight win, while the Aztecs fall to 14-5.

With the game tied at one in the top of the ninth, Colburn led off with a double to left-center and advanced to third on a sacrifice by freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore. Following a walk to sophomore Megan Langenfeld, Camuso lifted a fly ball to left for the second out, but it was deep enough to drive in Colburn from third to put the Bruins up 2-1. In the bottom of the inning, Tonye McCorkle led off with a single, but Selden retired the next three batters to earn the win.

The game was a pitcher's duel between Selden and San Diego State's Christina Ross. Selden finished the game with 13 strikeouts, allowing four hits and an unearned run to improve to 9-1 on the season. Ross fanned six, giving up five hits, two runs (one earned) and one walk.

In the bottom of the second, Selden made history, becoming the 21st Division I pitcher to record 1,200 career strikeouts on a punchout of Jen Wisneski. After giving up a leadoff single to Brittany Knudsen, Selden retired 15 straight batters. Ross was just as dominant through the first five innings, setting down the first 10 in order before giving up a one-out single to junior Amanda Kamekona in the fourth.

In the sixth, both pitcher's committed errors that brought in runs. In the top of the frame, freshman Monica Harrison hit a one-out single up the middle and advanced to second on a sacrifice by freshman Katie Schroeder. Kamekona then tapped a ball to shortstop, but Wisneski bobbled it, allowing Kamekona to reach and Harrison to move to third. Ross still appeared as if she would get out of the inning unscathed, but on a grounder hit back to the circle by Colburn, the Aztec hurler threw it down the right-field line, allowing Harrison to score. However, Knudsen's relay throw from right nailed Kamekona at the plate to keep it a 1-0 game.

In the bottom of the inning, Christine Kulick led off with a single up the middle and was pinch-run for by Stefanie Quichocho. Lindsey Marquez then laid down a bunt in front of the circle, but Selden threw it past first, allowing Quichocho to get to third and Marquez to move to second. Knudsen followed with a single to left to plate Quichocho and tie the game at one. A sacrifice by Tamani Wells moved runners to third and second with one out, but Selden retired McCorkle on a groundout and fanned Erin Floros to end the inning.

Harrison had two of the five hits for the Bruins, while Knudsen posted two of the Aztecs' four hits.

The Bruins wrap up play at the San Diego Classic on Sunday at the University of San Diego, facing Saint Peter's at 11:30 a.m.

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