USU Softball Blanked By Towson Sunday, 4-0
March 18, 2007
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Utah State softball was shutout for the second game in a row, falling to Towson, 4-0, Sunday afternoon in USU's final action at the Cascade Clash Invitational at the Oregon State Softball Complex.
USU is now 9-16 with the loss, after losing to Towson, 1-0, in eight innings in the first game of Sunday's twinbill. Towson evened its ledger at 10-10 with the win.
Towson got on the board with a run in the second, capitalizing on a USU error, later followed by an RBI double to right center by Aimee Rosa. The Tigers added an insurance run in the third, again taking advantage of two USU errors followed by an RBI single by TU's Megan Zwoyer.
The Tigers loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with only one out. Senior reliever Jill Bruins, who had come on in the top of the sixth, got a strikeout before Zwoyer smacked a two-run single to the gap in left center to plate two and moved up to second on the throw. USU freshman C Simone Hubbard then caught Zwoyer straying too far off second and threw her out.
The Aggies tried to rally, getting a runner on third in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn't score her to end the game.
USU is off until taking on in-state foe Utah Valley State on Tuesday, March 27 at Orem, Utah. The Aggies then open Western Athletic Conference action with a three-game series at preseason conference favorite and defending regular-season champ Fresno State on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.
Utah State will make its home-opener of the head coach Candi Letts era on April 3.