Softball Beats Creighton, Falls To Boise St.
Feb. 9, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (2-3) wrapped up to 2013 Kajikawa Classic with a split for the second day in a row, defeating Creighton 4-3 in the morning game before closing out the tournament with a 8-4 loss to Boise State.
SFA will be back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 13 when they travel to Austin, Texas to face the Longhorns at 6 p.m.
Game 1: SFA 4-Creighton 3
Weaver's solo shot came in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and proved to be the game-winner when Thomas worked around a leadoff single in the top of the seventh and finished with a complete game, her second of the season. Thomas allowed nine hits and all three runs were earned but she managed to work out of trouble all afternoon with one big strikeout after another.
After a scoreless first inning, SFA opened the scoring in the bottom of the second. Two hit batters put runners on first and second for the Ladyjacks with one out. A Bluejay error on a fielder's choice play loaded the bases before back-to-back singles from Rylie Chappell and Alisa Hamilton scored a single run each to put SFA out front 2-0.
The Ladyjacks added another run in the bottom of the third. After a leadoff double by Elizabeth Arana, Changstrom notched a pair of K's but an errant Creighton throw on an error allowed Arana to score after she had just stolen third base to make it 3-0 SFA.
Creighton fought back with two runs in the top of the fourth. Alexis Cantu opened the frame with a bomb over the fence in left center to cut the lead to 3-1. Senior Sammy Snygg followed with a single and junior MaKenzie Michael reached on an SFA error to put two runners in scoring position. A single off the bat of Allender scored Snygg to make it a 3-2 SFA.
The Bluejays knotted the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning. A one-out double by Blair Lowe started the rally. A double from Amy Baker drove in Lowe to tie the game. The Jays threatened with two runners in scoring position but Thomas struck out two Jays to end the inning.
Changstrom fell to 1-2 on the season by allowing all four runs, three of which were earned, on five hits and 11 strikeouts.
Game 2: Boise State 8, SFA 4
After an Arana two-run double in the top of the first, the Broncos responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first when Tara Glover scored on a fielder's choice and Holly Bourke tied the game scoring on a sacrifice fly by Brittany McCray.
Boise State added four more runs in the second on an RBI single from Glover and a two-run single by Devon Bridges. One more run scored in the inning on a bases loaded walk to Sarah Barnes issued by SFA starting pitcher Angela White.
SFA added two more runs in the seventh inning on a two-run homer by Bethany Brown, her first of the season.
White took the loss in the circle to fall to 0-3 on the season by allowing six runs, three of which were earned, in just one inning of work. The Broncos Kenzie Cole earned the victory in the circle for Boise State, allowing four earned runs on five hits in a complete game effort.