Cal State Dominguez Hills 9, Hawaii-Hilo 8

May 13, 2005

CARSON, Calif. -- Host Cal State Dominguez Hills came back from an 8-4 deficit scoring five unanswered runs to knock Hawaii-Hilo out of the 2005 NCAA II Far West Regional by a score of 9-8 in eight innings Friday afternoon at Toro Diamond.

Linda Reyes keyed the comeback going 3-for-4 on the day while driving in three RBI, including a 2-run, two-out base hit that tied the game in the top of the seventh sending the contest into extra innings.. CSUDH (46-11) took the lead, 9-8, in the top of the eighth after Jennifer Wilson's infield single scored Cindy Perry, who reached earlier on a walk then stole second base.

Toro pitcher Valerie Long (21-5), who came on in the third inning in relief, allowed a one-out single in the bottom of the eighth. However, the senior hurler retired the final two batters to keep the Toros alive while sending Hawaii-Hilo home early in the double-elimination tournament.

UHH (31-11) took a 8-4 lead after three innings with a 3-run homer in the second by Haunani Haasenritter. Then in the third the Vulcans plated five runs on back-to-back-to-back long balls, the big blow coming from Leo Sing-Chow's 3-run shot.

Sing-Chow (9-5) took the loss going the final 1.1 innings allowing one run on two hits. Starter Sarah Steele tossed the first 5.2 innings allowing six runs on nine hits.

No. 2 seed Cal State Dominguez Hills will continue on in the elimination bracket taking on the winner of the MSU-Billings/Humboldt

-- Courtesy CSU-DH