March 14, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Utah junior right-hander Meghan Dyer allowed only one hit and struck out eight and Jessica Shiery provided the only run of the game with a two-out home run in the first as Utah defeated Cal State Fullerton, 1-0, on Tuesday night in Fullerton, Calif.
The Titans fell to 14-13 overall while the Utes improved to 13-6 overall.
Dyer (7-1) allowed only three baserunners in five innings of work, with the only hit a ground-rule double to Katie Gollhardt in the second inning.
Titans senior Marissa Marzan (4-4) allowed only three hits in the loss while striking out three.
Shiery took the second offering from Marzan deep over the right field fence for the only run of the game with two outs in the first. Utah also got hits from Andrea Hoffman and Diana Phillips, but did not seriously threaten for the rest of the game.
Cal State Fullerton had its best chance to score in the third when junior Candice Baker drew a four-pitch, one-out walk and proceeded to steal a pair of bases to get into scoring position. However, Dyer worked out of the jam, getting Crystal Vieyra to ground out and Molly Perez to strikeout to end the inning.
The Titans had only two more baserunners in the game as Gollhardt was hit by a pitch in the fifth with two outs and Ashley Van Boxmeer led off the seventh with a walk, but both were left stranded.
Karina Cannon came in to pitch the final two innings (including three strikeouts) for the Utes to earn her second save of the season.
Fullerton opens play at the 2006 Judi Garman Classic Presented by Coach USA on Wednesday night (March 15) at 7 p.m. against Notre Dame.