Late Surge Lifts Colorado State over California

Feb. 17, 2007

Box Score

LAS VEGAS - The Colorado State softball team unlocked a scoreless tie in the top of the six inning with a pair of runs and held on for a 2-0 win over No. 10 California at the Louisville Slugger Classic hosted by UNLV on Saturday morning.

The Bears face No. 8 Northwestern at Noon later today.

Cal, whose offensive woes continued for a second straight game, producing just three hits, fell to 4-3 on the season. Sophomore Lauren Frankiewicz suffered the loss in the circle despite recording a season-high eight strikeouts. She allowed the two runs on six hits in seven innings of work. Frankiewicz has recorded 15 strikeouts in her last two starts.

Frankiewicz nearly got out of a jam in the sixth inning with two outs and the bases loaded. However, Sarah Sullivan's single up the middle scored two runs and proved to be the difference.

The Bears tried to rally in the bottom of the seven inning when freshman Christina Schallig led off with a single thru the left side, but after Schallig was out at second base on fielder's choice, Colorado State pitcher, Kim Klabough got Katie Vickers and Gina Leomiti to both fly out to end the game.

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