Aztec Softball Splits Doubleheader at Boise State
April 20, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - Junior Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.) homered to lead off the top of the eighth inning to give the San Diego State softball team a 3-2 extra-inning victory and doubleheader split against Boise State Saturday in Boise, Idaho. The Aztecs (28-15, 6-2 Mountain West) dropped the opener, 5-3, to the Broncos (18-23-1, 2-6 MW) on a walkoff three-run home run by Sarah Barnes.
Jackson took a 2-0 pitch over the left-center field fence, her team-leading 12th of the season, and senior right-hander Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif.) shut out BSU in the bottom half to give SDSU the 3-2 win in the nightcap.
Junior Lorena Bauer (San Diego/Steele Canyon HS) capped an impressive day by homering twice as San Diego State scored all three of its runs in the second game on homers. Bauer had a two-out home run in the fourth to tie the game at 1-1 and another two-out homer in the sixth to give the Aztecs a 2-1 lead. She finished the doubleheader 5-for-7 with two home runs, three RBIs and two doubles.
Boise State took a 1-0 lead in the third when Tara Glover's single scored Ashley Palmer.
After Bauer's two solo homers, the Broncos tied the game in the seventh as Mackenzie Whyte's two-out single plated Jordan Kreiger. With runners on the corner, SDSU freshman left-hander Danielle O'Toole (Upland, Calif.) got Makenna Weir to ground out to second base to end the threat, setting up Jackson's game-winning home run in the eighth.
O'Toole (11-6) got the win after allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk over seven innings, while striking out four. Arbino picked up her second save of the season with one hit given up in an inning and two strikeouts.
In the opener, Barnes hit a walkoff three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give Boise State the 5-3 win. It was the second of the game for Barnes, who also had a leadoff one in the sixth.
San Diego State took the early 1-0 lead in the first when Bauer doubled in sophomore Kayla Jordan (San Diego/Bonita Vista HS).
The Broncos tied it in the third on a RBI single by Weir that scored Holly Bourke.
SDSU made it 3-1 in the sixth as sophomore Jacki Campa (La Verne, Calif.) scored on a BSU error.
That set up Barnes' leadoff homer in the sixth and three-run walkoff in the seventh.
Bauer was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two doubles to pace the San Diego State offense, while Kamerin May added two hits.
O'Toole was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs on two hits in 2/3 innings. Arbino pitched the first six innings, scattering three runs on nine hits and no walks, while striking out six.
The Aztecs wrap-up their three-game series with Boise State at 1 p.m. MT Sunday
NOTES: SDSU is 2-0 this year in extra-inning games ... DP Lorena Bauer had a two multi-hit games today, giving her a team-high 17 on the season ... Bauer also had her team-leading 10th multi-RBI game of the year ... Already the school's career leader in home runs (39), RBIs (123) and extra-base hits (74), Bauer moved into fourth place with 285 total bases ... On the single-season lists, Bauer moved into second in doubles (15) and total bases (108), tied for fourth in home runs (11) and tied for fifth in RBIs (39) ... RF Patrice Jackson had her 12th homer of the season, which is the fourth-most in a season in program history ... C Kristin May extended her hitting streak to nine games, which is tied for the longest by an Aztec this season (also Kamerin May) ... RHP Rebecca Arbino had her sixth career save at SDSU, which ties for fourth all-time ... LHP Danielle O'Toole gave up just her second homer of the season in the seventh inning of the first game. On the year, O'Toole has given up two homers in 123 innings.
Game 1: Boise State 5, San Diego State 3
San Diego State 100 101 0 -- 3 7 2
Boise State 001 001 3 -- 5 11 4
Arbino, O'Toole (7) and Kr. May; Patton and McCray
W - Patton, 10-9; L - O'Toole, 10-6
HR: Boise State, Barnes 2 (4)
Game 2: San Diego State 3, Boise State 2 (8 innings)
San Diego State (28-15, 6-2 MW) 000 101 0 1 -- 3 6 2
Boise State (18-23-1, 2-6 MW) 001 000 1 0 -- 2 10 1
O'Toole, Arbino (8) and Kr. May; Cole, Work (8) and McCray
W - O'Toole, 11-6; L - Cole, 4-6; SV - Arbino, 2
HR: San Diego State, Bauer 2 (11), Jackson (12)