San Francisco State 3, Concordia-St. Paul 2

May 20, 2005

San Francisco State withstood a pair of late rallies from Concordia-St. Paul and defeated the Golden Bears 3-2 in an elimination game at the NCAA Division II national tournament at Salem, Va.

The Gators (42-20) advance to face the loser of tonight's Northern Kentucky-St. Mary's contest on Saturday. Concordia ends its season with a 44-15 mark.

SFSU scored on a sacrifice bunt by Mary Cunnie in the second inning, and took a 2-0 lead in the third when Jordanna Freemer delivered an RBI single to score Vanessa Rodrigue, who doubled to lead off the inning.

Concordia cut the lead in half in the sixth inning, when Elizabeth Plante led off the inning with a single and Amanda Yurek followed with a double. Pearce was able to retire three consecutive batters to leave the runner stranded at second.

Rodrigue delivered an RBI double in the top of the seventh to give SFSU a 3-1 advantage, and Concordia loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning but was unable to tie the game after a run was walked home.

The Gators got a solid pitching performance from Holly Pearce (11-7), who scattered six hits in her first start in three weeks. Kristen Schmidt (27-8) suffered her second consecutive loss in the tournament.

 
Box score (NCAA)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
                    San Francisco State vs Concordia-St.Paul
                   May 20, 2005 at Salem, VA (Moyer Complex)

San Francisco State 3 (42-20)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Vanessa RODRIGUE 2b......  4  1  2  1   0  0  0  2   0
Nicole HARTFIELD 3b......  4  0  0  0   0  3  1  4   1
Jordanna FREEMER dh......  3  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
Chrissy HILDEBRANDT ss...  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  2   1
Kristin BARTHOLAMAY rf...  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
 Lauren DOWELL pr........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Nichole RAMIREZ 1b.......  3  0  2  0   0  0 10  0   1
Mary CUNNIE c............  2  0  0  1   0  0  4  1   0
Amanda MEYER lf..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   2
Danielle RUSSO cf........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Holly PEARCE p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 25  3  6  3   1  4 21 11   5

Concordia-St.Paul 2 (44-15)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Pozzani, Jen cf..........  3  0  2  0   1  0  3  0   0
Miller, Shannon rf.......  4  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
 Kessler, Katie pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Plante, Elizabeth ss.....  3  1  1  0   1  0  1  1   0
Yurek, Amanda 3b.........  3  0  2  2   1  0  2  3   2
 DuFresne, Vanessa pr....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Schmidt, Kristen p/dh....  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  1   3
Schwietz, Kelly 2b.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  6  1   0
Smith, Nikki lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
Linell, Kristin c........  3  0  0  0   0  2  4  1   2
Enzler, Tracie 1b........  2  1  1  0   1  0  4  0   0
 Paitich, Allison p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 27  2  6  2   5  4 21  7   9

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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San Francisco State. 011 000 1 -  3  6  1
Concordia-St.Paul... 000 001 1 -  2  6  1
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E - HILDEBRANDT(15); Schwietz(13). LOB - San Fran. St 5; Concordia-SP 9. 2B
- RODRIGUE 2(13); N. RAMIREZ(11); Yurek(10). HBP - HILDEBRANDT. SH -
CUNNIE(4); RUSSO(15).

San Francisco State    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Holly PEARCE........  7.0  6  2  1  5  4 27 32

Concordia-St.Paul      IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Schmidt, Kristen....  6.0  4  2  2  1  4 21 24
Paitich, Allison....  1.0  2  1  1  0  0  4  5

Win - PEARCE (11-7).  Loss - Schmidt (27-8).  Save - None.
HBP - by Schmidt (HILDEBRANDT).
Umpires - HP: Bill Masters  1B: Dave Whitford  3B: Craig Hyde
Start: 1:16   Time: 1:31   Attendance: 247
Game: NCAA5