San Francisco State 3, Chico State 2

May 14, 2005

CARSON, Calif.--(May 14, 2005)--San Francisco State (40-19) rode its momentum from Game 9's win to topple previously unbeaten Chico State, 3-2, in Game 10 of the 2005 NCAA Far West Softball Regional, hosted by Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The No. 6 seeded Wildcats started quickly, as starting pitcher Katie Stokx's sacrifice fly brought home leadoff hitter Megan Farnham with the game's first run after Farnham began the contest with a single up the middle.

San Francisco State, however, would answer in their 3rd-inning at-bat by scoring three runs, capitalizing on a costly CSUC error. After Vanessa Rodrique and Nicole Hartfield knocked consecutive singles with two out, a Jordana Freemer base on balls loaded the bases for Chrissy Hildebrant, who reached on a Wildcat fielding error to bring home the Gators' first run of the game. Kristin Bartholomay next stepped up and promptly hammered a double down the left field line, bringing home Hartfield and Freemer with what proved to be the winning runs.

Garnett, solidifying her reputation as the "Termi-Gator," held Chico State (33-15) at bay until its final at-bat when a Farnham fielder's choice brought home Jenny Chacon for the Wildcats' second run. Garnett, however, fanned Nickie Jarrett and induced Allie Shirley to line out to left field for the final two outs of the game, forcing Game 11 on Sunday afternoon.

Garnett fanned four Wildcats to pick up her 4th win of the tournament (29-8), while Stokx suffered her first defeat in four games this weekend (14-8).

The two teams again match up at high noon on Sunday, with the winner advancing to represent the Far West Region at the 24th Annual Division II Softball Championships to be held May 19-23, at the James I Moyer Softball Complex in Salem, Virginia.

 

Box score (newspaper)
                        2005 NCAA DII Far West Softball Regional
                           Chico State vs San Francisco State
                       May 14, 2005 at Carson, CA (Toro Diamond)

Chico State 2 (33-15)                         San Francisco State 3 (40-19)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
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FARNHAM ss.................  4  1  1  1       RODRIGUE 2b................  3  1  1  0
JARRET dh..................  3  0  0  0       HARTFIELD 3b...............  3  1  1  0
SHIRLEY 2b.................  4  0  1  0       FREEMER rf/dh..............  1  1  0  0
STOKX p....................  2  0  0  1       HILDEBRANDT ss.............  3  0  1  0
LUNDBERG 1b................  3  0  1  0       BARTHOLAMAY cf.............  1  0  1  2
HOPPE 3b...................  3  0  1  0       N. RAMIREZ 1b..............  3  0  0  0
CHACON c...................  2  1  1  0       CUNNIE c...................  3  0  0  0
BERA rf....................  3  0  1  0       DOWELL dh/rf...............  2  0  0  0
NEVES cf...................  3  0  0  0       MEYER lf...................  2  0  0  0
ARMAS lf...................  0  0  0  0       GARNETT p..................  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 27  2  6  2       Totals..................... 21  3  4  2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Chico State......... 100 000 1 -  2  6  2
San Francisco State. 003 000 X -  3  4  1
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E - FARNHAM; BERA; HARTFIELD. LOB - CSUC 7; SFSU 4. 2B - BARTHOLAMAY. HBP - CHACON.
SH - JARRET; BARTHOLAMAY. SF - STOKX. SB - SHIRLEY. CS - FREEMER.

Chico State                    IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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STOKX  L,14-8..............   6.0  4  3  0  3  4   0  0  0  0   21 25   6  7

San Francisco State            IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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GARNETT  W,29-8............   7.0  6  2  2  0  4   0  0  1  0   27 30   6 11

HBP - by GARNETT (CHACON).

Strikeouts - JARRET; STOKX; HOPPE; BERA; HARTFIELD; N. RAMIREZ; CUNNIE; DOWELL.
Walks - FREEMER 2; BARTHOLAMAY.

Umpires - HP: Katrina KERSHAW  1B: Ron ADKINS  2B: Tony COOPER
Start: 1:45 pm   Time: 2:00   Attendance: 334

Game: SFSCSU10





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