Chico State 2, Montana State-Billings 1

May 12, 2005

CARSON, Calif.--(May 12, 2005)--Chelsea Lundberg went 2-for-3, including her seventh home run of the year, and drove in two RBI's to lead No 6 seed Chico State to a 2-1 win over No. 3 seed Montana State-Billings in opening round action of the 2005 NCAA II Far West Softball Regional.

Lundberg connected in the fourth inning with a runner on and one out with a deep drive over the centerfield wall to put Chico State (31-14) up, 2-0. That was all the run support starter Katie Stokx (12-7) would need as she went the distance allowing one run on three hits while striking out eight.

Montana State-Billings (34-12) made it interesting in the seventh pushing across a run with two outs. However, Stokx induced a game-ending fielder's choice with runners on first and second the end the game.

Joey Ehnes (27-10) suffered the loss for the Yellowjackets allowing both runs on six hits and struck out seven batters.

Chico State advances to take on host and No. 2 seed Cal State Dominguez Hills later today at 4:30 p.m. MSU-Billings will play on Friday in the loser's bracket at 11:30 a.m. against No. 1 seed and second-ranked Humboldt State, who were upset later in the day by San Francisco State, 1-0.

                        2005 NCAA DII Far West Softball Regional
                          Chico State vs Montana St. Billings
                       May 12, 2005 at Carson, Ca (Toro Diamond)

Chico State 2 (31-14)                         Montana St. Billings 1 (34-12)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
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FARNHAM ss.................  3  0  0  0       Cami RAINEY ss.............  3  0  0  0
JARRET dh..................  3  0  0  0       Joey EHNES p...............  2  0  0  0
SHIRLEY 2b.................  3  1  1  0       Rachel OUARNBURG 1b........  3  0  1  0
STOKX p....................  2  0  0  0       Theresa CAMPBELL c.........  2  0  0  0
LUNDBERG 1b................  3  1  2  2       Christy WANKEL lf..........  3  1  1  0
HOPPE 3b...................  3  0  1  0       Jenna HAACKE 2b............  2  0  0  0
CHACON c...................  3  0  0  0        Jessica FRANK 2b..........  0  0  0  0
BERA rf....................  3  0  1  0        Danielle MUSICK pr........  0  0  0  0
NEVES cf...................  3  0  1  0       Stephanie COCHRUN rf.......  3  0  1  1
ARMAS lf...................  0  0  0  0       Layne PAVEY dh.............  2  0  0  0
                                              Sara HANLEY 3b.............  2  0  0  0
                                              Aysha BLATTER cf/ph........  1  0  0  0
Totals..................... 26  2  6  2       Totals..................... 23  1  3  1

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Chico State......... 000 200 0 -  2  6  0
Montana St. Billings 000 000 1 -  1  3  0
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DP - CSUC 1. LOB - CSUC 4; MSUB 4. 2B - LUNDBERG. HR - LUNDBERG(7). SH - STOKX.

Chico State                    IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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STOKX  W,12-7..............   7.0  3  1  1  3  8   0  0  0  0   23 26   7  5

Montana St. Billings           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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Joey EHNES  L,27-10........   7.0  6  2  2  0  7   0  0  0  0   26 27   4 10


Strikeouts - FARNHAM; SHIRLEY; STOKX 2; HOPPE; CHACON 2; EHNES 2; CAMPBELL; WANKEL;
COCHRUN; PAVEY 2; HANLEY. Walks - EHNES; CAMPBELL; HAACKE.

Umpires - HP: Mary SHARP  1B: Rick HAVSVIK  2B: Ron ADKINS
Start: 11:40 am   Time: 1:42   Attendance: 375

Game: CSUCMSUB




-- Courtesy Cal State Dominguez Hills