Montana St. Billings 5, CS Dominguez Hills 2

May 13, 2005

CARSON, Calif. -- No. 3 seed Montana State Billings (36-13) slayed its second Far West giant of the afternoon, taking a 5-2 decision over No. 2 seed and host Cal State Dominguez Hills at the NCAA Far West Region Championship Tournament.

After the Toros scored the game's first two runs, the Yellowjackets answered with the final five to take the win and advance to Saturday's early game, where they will face No. 4 seeded San Francisco State, losers of a 1-0 decision to No. 6 Chico State one game earlier.

With CSUDH holding a 2-1 lead entering the bottom of the 3rd inning, MSUB starter Joey Ehnes and Rachel Quarnburg hit consecutive one-out singles, and were followed by Christy Wankel, who connected for an RBI single off CSUDH starter Jackie Miller (18-4). Jenna Haacke followed with a booming double to left-center to bring home Quarnburg, and when the ball was bobbled in the outfield, Wankel scampered home from 1st base for the third run of the inning.

Ehnes took care of the rest, limiting CSUDH (46-12) to two hits after the 2nd inning to pick up the win (29-10), fanning seven Toros against four walks.

MSUB will play San Francisco State tomorrow at 11 a..m., with the winner advancing to play Chico State at 1:30 p.m.

CS Dominguez Hills 2 (46-12)                  Montana St. Billings 5 (36-13)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
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Cindy PERRY 3b.............  3  0  0  0       Cami RAINEY ss.............  3  0  0  0
Jennifer WILSON rf.........  3  1  2  1       Joey EHNES p...............  2  2  1  0
Kate GRODEN ss.............  4  0  2  0       Rachel OUARNBURG 1b........  2  0  1  0
Linda REYES dh.............  3  0  0  0        Anna HENDERSON pr/rf......  1  1  0  0
Kelli RODRIGUEZ lf.........  2  0  1  1       Theresa CAMPBELL c/dh......  3  1  1  1
 Taneisha ANTOINE pr.......  0  0  0  0       Christy WANKEL lf..........  2  1  2  2
 Lori MORENO lf............  1  0  0  0       Jenna HAACKE 2b............  2  0  1  2
Jenny FUNK cf..............  2  0  0  0        Jessica FRANK pr/2b.......  1  0  0  0
Pebbel PRESTWOOD c.........  3  0  1  0       Stephanie COCHRUN rf/1b....  3  0  0  0
Jackie MILLER p............  1  0  1  0       Layne PAVEY dh/c...........  3  0  0  0
 Mallary GAYDOS pr.........  0  1  0  0       Sara HANLEY 3b.............  3  0  0  0
 Amy THOMAS p..............  1  0  0  0       Aysha BLATTER cf/pr........  0  0  0  0
 Crystal DINGMAN ph........  1  0  0  0
 Valerie LONG p............  0  0  0  0
Natalie GRECO 1b...........  2  0  0  0
Araceli MARTINEZ 2b/pr.....  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 26  2  7  2       Totals..................... 25  5  6  5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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CS Dominguez Hills.. 110 000 0 -  2  7  2
Montana St. Billings 013 010 X -  5  6  0
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E - FUNK; MARTINEZ. LOB - CSUDH 9; MSUB 4. 2B - WILSON; HAACKE. HR - CAMPBELL. SH -
RODRIGUEZ; GRECO. SB - PERRY.

CS Dominguez Hills             IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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Jackie MILLER  L,18-4......   2.2  5  4  3  1  2   0  0  0  0   14 15   3  3
Amy THOMAS ................   2.1  1  1  1  1  4   1  0  0  0    8  9   2  1
Valerie LONG ..............   1.0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    3  3   2  0

Montana St. Billings           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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Joey EHNES  W,29-10........   7.0  7  2  2  4  7   2  0  0  0   26 32   5  9

WP - THOMAS; EHNES 2. PB - PAVEY.

Strikeouts - PERRY; REYES 3; FUNK; THOMAS; GRECO; RAINEY; CAMPBELL 2; FRANK;
COCHRUN; PAVEY 2. Walks - PERRY; WILSON; REYES; FUNK; EHNES; WANKEL.

Umpires - HP: Tony COOPER  1B: Ron ADKINS  2B: Rick HAVSVIK
Start: 4:55 pm   Time: 2:30   Attendance: 301

-- Courtesy CSU-DH