Aggie Softball Begins Long Beach Airport Marriott Invitational Friday
March 10, 2011
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State softball will conclude a road trip that has spanned two states and almost two weeks with five games at the Long Beach Airport Marriott Invitational March 11-13.
After splitting a pair of doubleheaders with Cal State Bakersfield earlier this week, USU (5-14) will travel to Long Beach for the Long Beach Airport Marriott Invitational hosted by the 49ers. The Aggies will start the tournament against Cal State Fullerton on Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. (MT).
USU will then take on Saint Mary's on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m., and another California team, Sacramento State, at 12:15 p.m. On Sunday March 13, the Aggies will meet Sacramento State again at 10 a.m. and Long Beach State at 12:15 p.m.
On March 9, senior outfielder Joreigh Landers was 3-for-7 on the day with three RBI, adding two stolen bases and USU's lone extra base hit in the nightcap, belting an RBI-double. Junior first baseman Ashley Ventura was also 3-for-7 in the twinbill, with an RBI in game one. In the first doubleheader against Cal State Bakersfield, USU had four players hit home runs, including Ventura.
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Following the trip to California, Utah State will return to the road and west coast taking on Oregon State for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 19. USU will conclude the trip with another doubleheader against Oregon on Sunday, March, 20.