Softball Run-Rules CSUF, 10-0, in Five Innings
April 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
Redshirt sophomore Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.) drove in a career-high five runs and senior Bailey Micetich (Woodland, Calif.) tossed a five-inning, complete game shutout to lift the San Diego State softball team to a 10-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton Wednesday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs improved to 26-19 with their eighth consecutive win, while the Titans dropped to 17-24.
SDSU scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning, four in the second and another in the third in its second-largest margin of victory this season. Nine different players had at least one hit for San Diego State, which combined for 13 on two home runs, a season-high five doubles and six singles.
Jackson had a three-run homer, a two-run double and scored two runs to pace the Aztec offense. It was her seventh home run on the season and seventh double (fifth in team's eight-game win streak).
Sophomore Hayley Miles (Antelope, Calif.), who on Tuesday was named the national player of the week by both the NFCA and ASA, led off the game with a double and added a solo homer to lead off the second. It was her 15th home run of the season, which ties classmate Lorena Klopp (San Diego/Steele Canyon HS) for the most in a season in program history (Klopp set the mark in 2011). Miles scored two runs and has now reached base safely (via a hit, walk or hit by pitch) in 32 straight games.
Senior Ashley Rose (Antioch, Calif.) was 2-for-2 with an RBI double, while senior Justeen Maeva (San Diego/Mira Mesa HS) singled, scored and had an RBI double. Sophomore Katie Mathis (Grass Valley, Calif.) had an RBI single and a walk, Klopp was 1-for-1 with a walk and redshirt freshman Iris Castaneda (San Diego/Sweetwater HS) walked and scored two runs off the bench.
The offense was plenty for Micetich (12-6), who gave up just two singles and no walks over five innings. She struck out 11, her third double-digit strikeout game of the season and seventh of her career, as no CSUF runner advanced past second base.
The same two teams meet next Wednesday in Fullerton, Calif., at 6 p.m. PT.
NOTES: SS Hayley Miles has at least one hit in 40 of the team's 45 games this season ... Miles has 51 runs this year, 31 more than the next Aztec ... Miles has eight homers in the last nine games ... Miles has started all 45 games this season and all 100 over her two years ... LF Kayla Jordan reached base safely for the 10th consecutive game ... 1B Justeen Maeva had her fifth straight multi-hit game and is hitting .600 (12-for-20) over the five-game hitting streak ... RF Patrice Jackson's five RBIs tied Maeva (March 28 at Arizona) for the most by an SDSU player in a game this season ... Jackson's seven home runs are tied for the fourth-most in a season in school history ... 3B Ashley Rose has raised her batting average .055 percentage points from .220 on April 14 to .275 after a 2-for-2 outing today ... RHP Bailey Micetich has thrown two complete game shutouts in her last three starts, allowing a total of three hits in those two games (one on April 18 at San Diego and two tonight).
San Diego State 10, Cal State Fullerton 0 (5 innings)