Titans Drop Heartbreaker to No. 23 SDSU
March 15, 2008
SAN DIEGO, CA - San Diego State's Jen Wisneski singled with two outs in the ninth to drive home Lindsey Marquez with the game-winning run as the Aztecs handed visiting Cal State Fullerton a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to close out day one play at the San Diego Classic on Friday evening.
The loss dropped the Titans to 14-11-1 overall while SDSU improved to 20-8.
The Aztecs took advantage of three Fullerton errors on the evening as Fullerton freshman right-hander Christine Hiner (6-6) suffered her third consecutive loss despite allowing only one earned run in her last 35.2 innings pitched.
Hiner struck out four and scattered seven hits on the night, leaving eight runners on base - four of those in scoring position.
An error to Brittany Knudsen to lead off the first for the Aztecs led to the first run as she would come around to score on Erin Floros' two-out RBI single to make it 1-0.
Fullerton, which also left eight runners on, had a chance to answer San Diego State's opening run earlier in the second inning, but left the bases loaded, and left the tie-breaking runners in scoring position at second and third in the sixth.
The Titans could manage only one more hit off winning pitcher Christina Ross (12-7) in the final three innings while the Aztecs struck for the winning score in the ninth.
Marquez led off the inning with a single and moved on second following a sacrifice bunt. After a throwing error put a pair in scoring position, Hiner induced Christine Kulick into a pop up for the second out to bring up Wisneski, who singled to left on a 2-1 pitch to bring home Marquez and end the game.
Anderson and Kiki Munoz each finished with two hits for the Titans, who banged out seven hits for the game.
Cal State Fullerton finishes tournament play on Saturday with a pair of games against Utah at 9 a.m. and Texas A&M at 2 p.m.