Big Inning Lifts No. 19 Aggies Over Titans, 6-2

Big Inning Lifts No. 19 Aggies Over Titans, 6-2

Feb. 11, 2011

Box Score

TEMPE, AZ - Texas A&M's Kelsey Spittler's grand slam keyed a five-run third inning and the No. 19 Aggies took advantage of four errors by the Cal State Fullerton defense on Friday afternoon en route to a 6-2 victory at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State in Tempe, AZ.

The Titans fell to 1-1 overall on the season after a 3-0 victory earlier in the day over Cal State Bakersfield while the Aggies won their season opener in improving to 1-0.

A sacrifice fly by senior Torrie Anderson in the second inning gave Fullerton the early lead, but Texas A&M pounced on the Titans in the third, sending 10 batters to the plate in the frame while taking advantage of a pair of Fullerton errors.

After a lead-off single a pair of fielder's choices that would have given the Titans two outs in the inning save for an error at second, and a walk loaded the bases for Spittler, who launched her first of the year to erase the early deficit and give the Aggies a 4-1 lead. Nicole Morgan then followed with a double and scored on a throwing error on Sydney Shannon's ground ball to make it 5-1.

Rhiannon Kliesing added a solo shot to right centerfield in the fourth to cap the scoring for the Aggies, but the Titans got a run back in the sixth as Nicole Johnson scored on a wild pitch for the final scoring.

Redshirt sophomore Katey Laban (0-1) suffered the loss for Fullerton, allowing six runs on six hits while walking five in a four-inning season debut. Sophomore Aly Fascetti then came on and allowed just one hit in two scoreless innings.

Lindsey Sisk (1-0) earned the win, allowing the two runs on seven hits while striking out five.

Senior K.C. Craddick and sophomore Ashley Carter each finished 2-for-3 on the day as the Titans finished with seven hits. Spittler finished with a pair of hits to pace the Aggies.

Tournament play continues on Saturday (Feb. 12) as Fullerton takes on Nebraska at 11:30 am MT before meeting No. 22 Oklahoma State at 2 pm MT.


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