Rams Avenge Earlier Loss to Titans, 9-3
Feb. 11, 2012
AUSTIN - Chelsea Biglow finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and five Colorado State hitters finished with at least two hits on the night as the Rams avenged their earlier loss to Cal State Fullerton with a 9-3 victory over the Titans in the second semifinal of the Texas Classic on Saturday night in Austin.
The loss dropped Fullerton (2-2 overall) into Sunday morning's consolation game against UTSA (0-4) at 7 a.m. PT. Colorado State, which fell to the Titans by a 13-10 score in Friday's round-robin match-up, improved to 2-2 overall and will meet host Texas (4-0) in the championship game on Sunday at 10 a.m. PT. The Longhorns defeated the Rams, 6-0, earlier Saturday in the final round-robin game of the tournament.
Kailey Snyder (1-0) earned the win for Colorado State, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out five in the complete game. Aly Fascetti (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing eight earned on 12 hits while striking out two.
Danielle Wikre's two-run triple and an RBI single by Shae Rodriguez got the Rams off to a quick start with a three-run first inning, and led by two after a full frame after Eliza Crawford got one of the runs back with an RBI single to score Adriana Martinez in the bottom of the first to make it 3-1.
Colorado State then broke the game open in the middle innings, getting an RBI double by Biglow in the third and a two-run single by Ashlie Ortega followed by an RBI triple from Biglow in the fourth to make it 7-1 in the Rams' favor. Biglow's RBI single in the sixth and Molly Randle's RBI single in the seventh sandwiched a two-run sixth for Fullerton as junior Tiffany Sheffler sliced a two-run triple for her first hit as a Titan, scoring Anissa Young and Emily Vizcarra.
The top six hitters in the order for Fullerton finished with a hit, led by Vizcarra's 2-for-3 night - her third-consecutive two-hit game after going 0-for-1 in her Division I debut. Junior Ashley Carter and senior Nicole Johnson also finished with hits, making them the only two Titan batters to have hits in each of the team's first four games of the year.