No. 22 Oregon Softball Can't Pick Up Win On Day Two Of Worth Invitational
March 3, 2001
The No. 22 University of Oregon softball team (16-11) couldn't pick up a win on the second day of the Worth Invitational in Fullerton, Calif. The Ducks fell 2-1 to Pacific in their first game and 2-1 to San Jose State in the nightcap. The Ducks are 1-2 in the tournament following Saturday's losses.
'The main thing is for us to stick together,' Oregon head coach Rick Gamez said. 'We had some costly base running errors today, but those are things we can work on.'
In Game 1, both teams were held scoreless through five innings. A double by Erica Reynolds in the top of the sixth inning scored two runs for the Tigers to give them a 2-0 lead.
Sophomore Lisa Wangler bunted her way to first base in the bottom of the sixth inning and advanced to second on a single by Lynsey Haij. Senior Triawn Custer scored Wangler with a single to left field that pulled the Ducks within a run, 2-1.
After holding the Tigers scoreless in the top of the seventh, Oregon was also unable to score and Pacific held on to win. Junior pitcher Connie McMurren gave up five hits, three walks and had two strikeouts in the loss. McMurren is 6-4 on the season.
In Game 2 it was Oregon with a 1-0 advantage in the sixth inning. But San Jose State quickly tied the game with a two-out base hit in the bottom of the sixth. In the seventh inning, Oregon was unable to break away and the Spartans got the one run they needed.
Freshman pitcher Anissa Meashintubby (2-1) picked up the loss against the Spartans. The Ducks face Minnesota tomorrow at 9 a.m. and New Mexico at 11 a.m. in the final day of the tournament.
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