Pacific Softball: First Inning Too Much As Pacific Falls To BYU, 3-1
With the loss Pacific fell to 10-15, while BYU improved to 20-7.
One out into the first inning, J.C. Clayton singled to shortstop off the pitching of Gabby McDaniel (Sacramento, Calif.). Angeline Quiocho then followed that up with a full-count walk to put runners on first and second. With the table set, Angeline Quiocho put the Cougars on the board first with a single into right field that advanced both runners up two bases and scored Clayton to give BYU a 1-0 lead. One out later, Quiocho stole home to complete the Cougars' two-run inning.
Two innings later, BYU tacked on another run to jump out to its 3-0 lead. Pacific tried to mount a come-back and finally came up with one run in the bottom of the sixth. Junior Lindsey Pierce (Camarillo, Calif.) drew a one-out walk to start things off on Pacific's offensive end. Freshman Megan Hom (Irvine, Calif.) tried to do something with a runner on base, but instead grounded out to the pitcher for the second out of the inning as Pierce moved to second base. It was finally senior Karie Wilson (Glendale, Ariz.) who produced for the Tigers with an RBI single up the middle to score Pierce from second base. That was all the offense Pacific could muster as they fell by a final 3-1 score after six innings.
The Tigers stranded four runners in the contest. McDaniel suffered the loss for Pacific and fell to 3-7 on the year. Offensively, Wilson paced Pacific with a 2-for-3 showing at the plate including the only RBI for the Tigers.
The Tigers next return to action when they take on Cal State Bakersfield at 8:15 p.m. tonight.