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Softball - Sun, Feb. 24, 2013
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Irvine, Calif. – The Menlo Lady Oaks (8-12) softball team drew a tough task on Saturday afternoon when they were set to face off in a doubleheader with the #5 Concordia Eagles (12-2). The Eagles proved why they are ranked in the top five in the NAIA, defeating Menlo 6-1 in game one and 8-0 in a run-shortened game two.

 

Game 1:

 

Katie Cotta tossed a complete game gem for the Eagles in game one to defeat the Lady Oaks and collect her 6th win of the season. Cotta allowed 1 run on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 12. Mikayela Viramontes took the loss for the Lady Oaks. She was touched up for 3 runs on 5 hits, striking out 2 in four innings of work. Kelly Hager came in to work the remaining two innings and surrendered 3 runs on 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking 1.

 

Menlo scored their lone run of the game in the top of the seventh inning. Nicole Larson was hit by a pitch to put the lead off runner aboard for Alyssa Holland. Holland singled up the middle and Larson advanced to second for Jesssica Soliai. Soliai grounded out to third, but both runners advanced on the throw to first. With runners at second and third, Larson came in to score on a Cotta wild pitch. The late inning offense would prove not to be enough as Menlo fell 6-1.

 

Soliai, Holland, and Kayla Cisneroz all had hits for Menlo in the loss.

 
 

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WP: Katie Cotta

LP: Mikayela Viramontes

 

Game 2:

 

Concordia exploded offensively in game two, scoring 8 runs on 9 hits to take home the 8-0, 5-inning win. The Menlo defense faltered as well, committing 4 errors and aiding in the offensive output of the Eagles.  Justine Roscoe took the loss for Menlo surrendering 6 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits in 2.2 innings pitched. Tricia Davidson pitched the remaining inning and a third allowing 2 runs on 1 hit. Courtney Young collected her third win of the season throwing 5 shout-out innings, striking out 4 and walking 1. Young surrendered just 3 hits in the winning effort.

 

Mary Hall, Emmeline Wang, and Soliai had hits in the game for the Lady Oaks.

  
 

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WP: Courtney Young

LP: Justine Roscoe

 

Menlo will return home on Saturday, March 2nd when they welcome the Oregon Institute of Technology to Wunderlich field. First pitch is set for 11:00am.