#12 Softball Tops Portland State 3-0 in Day Three of UNLV Invitational
March 5, 2006
In the first inning pitcher Desiree Serrano came out looking strong as she threw a strikeout, ground-out and a pop up to get the Devils quickly out of the first.
The Devils shut down the Vikings again in the second with a ground out and a well-executed double play as Jana Rae Slayton grounded to Desiree Serrano who threw back to shortstop, Rhiannon Baca, who turned it to first to Zaleski in a 1-6-3 double play to end the inning.
The Devils struck again in the second as Rhiannon Baca hit a solo shot over the left-center wall to put the Devils up 2-0 going into the third.
ASU stopped Portland in the third with another strikeout for Serrano a ground out and with Heidi Knabe stepping up to throw out Laura Segall as she tried to steal second.
The Devils were kept quiet offensively until the fifth inning when a lead-off single and a stolen base by Jessica Mapes was hit home off of a huge triple from Bridgette Caron to the right-center wall, putting the score at 3-0.
The Sun Devils kept the Vikings scoreless through six, when Samantha Zadel robbed Katie Stokes of an at-bat with a huge catch in foul territory down the left-line.
Stephanie Bean dug in next for the Vikings and hit a double into left-field, followed with a single from Jana Rae Slayton to put runners at first and third.
The Devils got out of it though with some tough defense with a pop-out and a ground out to the shortstop to end the game with win number 21 on the season as
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