Softball's Carlson and Lockwood Red-Hot in Day One of Wilson/DiMarini Invitational

March 5, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. – Red-hot bats from Caylyn Carlson and Annie Lockwood coupled with a complete game shutout for Hillary Bach gave the No. 9 ASU Softball team two more wins Friday night with an 8-4 win over Idaho State and 10-0 (5) win over Northern Iowa. Megan Elliott took the win in game one to push her record to 5-1 while Hillary Bach advanced to 6-0 as ASU holds at 13-2 overall after Day One of the Wilson/DiMarini Invitational.

Game one slated A State against the Bengals of Idaho State where the Bengals took it to the board first with a run in the third inning as an RBI to left field gave them the 1-0 edge. ASU answered the call in the top of the fifth though, putting on two as an RBI triple from Katelyn Boyd brought home one and an RBI single from Krista Donnenwirth tacked on the other.

Pesky ISU wouldn’t go away though as they put three on the board with four hits and an error to snake the lead back from ASU. The Sun Devils weren’t about to have that though as they put three more of their own back with Caylyn Carlson bringing the noise with a three-run shot to right center to cement the lead for good for ASU.

ASU came out ready to rock in the seventh as well as they ticked off three more on the board with an RBI from Katie Crabb before Caylyn Carlson continued her red-hot streak with one of the craziest lines since the chorus of “I Am The Walrus” down the left field line for a double. Lesley Rogers capped the inning with an RBI ground out to plate another and seal the ASU 8-4 win.

In the late late evening edition of ASU softball, the Sun Devils came out ablaze against the Northern Iowa Panthers, with three runs off two hits, one a deep shot to left center for two RBIs for Annie Lockwood to pounce on the Panthers. While the offense rocked that steady beat through the second inning with two more runs, ASU exploded again in the fourth with Katelyn Boyd and Lockwood both launching two run shots to make it a comfortable 10-0 lead.

Hillary Bach looked to put the finishing touches on her ‘Untouchables’ audition as she wrapped up her second complete game shutout of the season with a final line of only five hits to her six strikeouts with well over 60% of her pitching mix working every time against the Panthers.

The Sun Devils will kick back into gear tomorrow as Day Two of the Wilson/DiMarini Invitation as they set to take on Samford and UCSB at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. in Tempe at Farrington Stadium.

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