FULLERTON, Calif. – Senior left-handed pitcher Desiree Ybarra recorded her sixth complete game of the year as she helped the Cal State Fullerton softball team to a 2-0 victory over New Mexico to wrap up the Easton Tournament.
The Titans went 3-1 during the tournament to improve to 23-9 overall as they have now won 10 of their last 11 games. The Lobos fall to 15-11 on the season after going 2-3 in the tourney.
Ybarra (6-4) lowered her ERA to 1.85 after throwing 7.0 innings of shutout softball, while scattering five hits, walking three and fanning seven.
The Fullerton defense was on point today as it got Ybarra out of a pair of bases loaded jams without allowing a run to score. New Mexico finished the game having left eight runners on base.
The Titans manufactured the first run of the ballgame on a passed ball in the third inning that brought Delynn Rippy in to score. Rippy reached base on an infield single and stole second before advancing to third on an illegal pitch. The run marked the 11th time that Rippy has scored this season.
Missy Taukeiaho and Sarah Moore joined together to plate the second and final run of the game in the fifth inning as Taukeiaho laced a one-out double down the left field line and Moore drove her in on a single to centerfield.
New Mexico's starter, Collette Robert (7-5) pitched 6.0 innings allowing two runs (one earned) on nine hits. She walked one and struck out one en route to suffering her fifth loss of the season.
Eight of the nine Cal State Fullerton starters recorded a base hit in the game and Williams notched two as she was the only Titan to record a multi-hit performance.
Cal State Fullerton returns to action Tuesday, March 22, when the Titans host No. 22/24 Fresno State at 5 p.m., in a midweek non-conference contest. Live stats, video and audio will be available on FullertonTitans.com.