San Francisco State 4, Montana St. Billings 0

May 14, 2005

CARSON, Calif.--(May 14, 2005)--No. 4 seeded San Francisco State (39-19) used starter Sonja Garnett's arm and a 4-run 6th inning to blank Montana State Billings, 4-0, and advance to Game 10 of the 2005 NCAA II Far West Regional, hosted by Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The Gators broke open a scoreless game in the 5th inning, sending eight batters to the plate and capitalizing on two MSUB errors (36-14). Nichole Ramirez began the rally with a leadoff double, and after a MSUB throwing error allowed Mary Cunnie to reach base, a Garnett single to bring home the game's first run gave SFSU all the momentum they would need in taking a 1-0 lead. A Jordanna Freemer single with the bases loaded, coupled with a Yellowjacket throwing error, cleared the bases for the Gators, all but deflating MSUB's will.

Garnett finished strong, retiring the final six batters to earn the win (28-8), while MSUB's Joey Ehnes tossed six innings, allowing only two earned runs, while collecting one of the Jacket hits in the loss (29-11).

SFSU next faces the No. 6 seed, Chico State, in the afternoon game, needing a win to force a "winner-take-all" contest on Sunday afternoon.

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

Montana St. Billings 0 (36-14)                San Francisco State 4 (39-19)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
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Cami RAINEY ss.............  2  0  1  0       RODRIGUE 2b................  3  0  1  0
Joey EHNES p...............  3  0  1  0       HARTFIELD 3b...............  2  1  0  0
Rachel OUARNBURG 1b........  3  0  0  0       FREEMER rf/dh..............  3  0  1  0
Theresa CAMPBELL c/dh......  2  0  0  0       HILDEBRANDT ss.............  3  0  0  0
Christy WANKEL lf..........  3  0  0  0       BARTHOLAMAY cf.............  3  0  0  0
Jenna HAACKE 2b............  3  0  0  0       N. RAMIREZ 1b..............  3  1  2  0
Anna HENDERSON rf..........  1  0  0  0       CUNNIE c...................  3  0  0  0
 Megan McCRAE ph/rf........  1  0  0  0       DOWELL dh/rf...............  1  1  0  0
 Stephanie COCHRUN ph......  1  0  0  0       MEYER lf...................  2  1  0  0
Layne PAVEY dh/c...........  3  0  0  0       GARNETT p/ph...............  1  0  1  1
Sara HANLEY 3b.............  2  0  1  0
Aysha BLATTER cf...........  0  0  0  0
Totals..................... 24  0  3  0       Totals..................... 24  4  5  1

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Montana St. Billings 000 000 0 -  0  3  3
San Francisco State. 000 040 X -  4  5  0
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E - RAINEY; BLATTER 2. LOB - MSUB 5; SFSU 3. 2B - RODRIGUE; N. RAMIREZ.

Montana St. Billings           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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Joey EHNES  L,29-11........   6.0  5  4  2  1  2   1  0  0  0   24 25   8  8

San Francisco State            IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO
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GARNETT  W,28-8............   7.0  3  0  0  2  6   0  0  0  0   24 26   8  7

WP - EHNES.

Strikeouts - EHNES 2; OUARNBURG; WANKEL; HAACKE; McCRAE; HILDEBRANDT; BARTHOLAMAY.
Walks - RAINEY; CAMPBELL; HARTFIELD.

Umpires - HP: Tony COOPER  1B: Rick HAVSVIK  2B: Ron ADKINS
Start: 11:05 am   Time: 1:45   Attendance: 267

Game: MSBSFSU9




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