Softball Closes Out Judi Garman with Doubleheader Win
Fullerton, Calif.– On the final day of the Judi Garman Classic, Arizona State softball (13-5) closed out the weekend by winning both games on Sunday's doubleheader. The morning started with a 7-0 win against the Texas A&M Aggies (14-5) and followed by a win against the Seattle Redhawks (11-8) by a final score of 5-1.
Marissa Schuld and Mac Morgan combined to throw the shutout in game one for the Sun Devils. Together they combined for seven strikeouts, one walked batter, and only four hits allowed. The bats were hot for ASU as seven out of the nine starters found a hit on the day. Yanni Acuña led the Sun Devils offensively going 2 for 3 and hitting two RBIs, a home run, and a double.
Lindsay Lopez started in the circle for the second game of the day, where she earned her second win of the season. She pitched a complete game allowing no earned runs, striking out six, and only allowing one walk. The Sun Devil bats stayed hot with 12 total hits against Seattle, three coming from Jazmine Hill. California native and freshman Cydney Sanders also made an impact, bringing in two of the five ASU runs.
How It Happened
Game 1 - Arizona State 7, Texas A&M 0
- Junior Alynah Torres began the game with a leadoff double, but was left stranded.
- Sophomore Emily Cazares was walked at the top of the second, just two batters later pitcher Marissa Schuld was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Jessica Puk would come to the box and end up on base due to a fielder's choice while Cazares was out at third. At the end of the inning, the two were left on base.
- The score broke in the top of the fourth when Jazmyn Rollin hit a solo shot into center field to give the Sun Devils the 1-0 lead.
- After a Savannah Price walk, to start the fifth, Yanni Acuña hit a double into right field to place two runners in scoring position. Junior Jaz Hill was up to bat next as she hit a single to score both runners and extend the Sun Devil lead to 3-0.
- The bats stayed hot in the top of the seventh with a leadoff triple by Price. Acuña kept her bat hot after hitting a homer into center field giving ASU the 5-0 advantage. After two walks drawn back-to-back by Cyd Sanders and Hill the Sun Devils had two on base. Up next into the box was Cazares who singled into right field to bring in two more runs. The Sun Devil lead was now 7-0 which is how the game ended.
- Mac Morgan picked up the win in the circle, striking out six batters and allowing no runs and only two hits.
Game 2 - Arizona State 5, Seattle 1
- After an error and groundout to start the game Torres was on third with only one out. Sanders grounded out to score Torres and give the Sun Devils the 1-0 early advantage. In similar style, the Redhawks scored a run of their own to tie the game 1-1.
- The scoring didn't continue until the fifth when Price doubled to leadoff. After four straight singles by Torres, Acuña, Sanders, and Hill the Sun Devils tacked on two more runs giving them the 3-1 lead.
- Mailey McLemore, who was pinch hitting for Jess Puk, drew a walk at the top of the sixth. After a wild pitch and a throwing error, Puk, who reentered the game, found herself on third base. After Price walked she stole second allowing Puk on third to score, extending the ASU lead 4-1. Next up junior Alynah Torres grounded out to move Price to third. A single by Acuña through the right side brought Price home. This brought the lead to 5-1 which was our final score.
- Lindsay Lopez threw a complete game as she picked up the win for ASU, allowing only one run and striking out six.
The Sun Devils will return to Farrington Stadium on Thurs., March 10th as they open the Sun Devil Classic against BYU at 6:00 p.m. MST. Coverage can be seen on ASU Live Stream.