Titans Fall in Caathedral City Opener
Feb. 27, 2010
CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - Cal State Fullerton's struggles in 2010 continued on Friday night as Oklahoma State's offense pounded out 13 hits en route to a 16-0 shutout victory in five innings in the Titans Cathedral City Classic opener at the Big League Dreams Sports Park.
The loss extended Fullerton's losing streak to eight games - the longest in school history - in falling to 2-10 overall. The Cowgirls improved to 9-4 overall with the victory.
The Titans managed only two hits on the night - a single by senior Sheila Holguin in the first and a double by junior Torrie Anderson in the third - and were otherwise stymied by Oklahoma State starter Anna Whiddon (5-2), who struck out four in four innings of shutout softball.
Redshirt sophomore Krystal Heinle (1-5) was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs on five hits in only 1/3 of an inning. Junior Ari Cervantes pitched the final 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven earned on eight hits while striking out five in relief.
Julie Ward slugged a three-run home run and Tamara Brown added a two-run single as part of a five-run first inning and the Cowgirls broke the game wide open in the fourth, sending 15 batters to the plate and scoring 10 runs in the frame. Six OSU players drove in runs in the frame, including a three-run shot by Brown.
Fullerton left six runners on base, including four in scoring position and runners at second and third with one out in the second.
The Titans look to snap their skid on Saturday afternoon as they take on Baylor at 12:30 p.m. and Colorado State at 5:30 p.m. in day two action.