SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2006
Softball falls twice at the Sacramento State Classic

March 18, 2006

Box Score

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California sunshine was not shinning on the Jacksonville University Softball team as they fell to Long Island, 2-0, and Colorado State, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Sacramento State Capital Classic in Sacramento, Calif.

Due to the small travel squad and injuries, the Dolphins (15-20) will not play in the final day of the Sacramento State Capital Classic on Sunday.

"Today, we played in two really close ballgames," said JU head coach Melissa Gentile. "Our team played hard and if we got a couple of hits to drop then the outcomes would have been totally different. Hopefully we can continue to play hard with the busy schedule we have coming for this week."

With a scoreless tie in the first game, the Blackbirds grabbed the initial 1-0 lead on a RBI single from Alyssa Winslow in the third inning. They added another run in the fourth inning on a single from Alissa Villaneuva to score Vanessa Mejia.

Senior Lindsey Freitag and junior Renee LaCroix each added a hit for the Dolphins, but Jessica Busick pitched seven shutout innings to secure the victory for the Blackbirds.

Busick (2-1) earned the win by scattering two hits and fanning four batters.

JU starter Shannon Jensen (6-11) took the loss after surrendering two runs on six hits and striking out two in six innings of work.

In the second game, Kim Klabough pitched a no-hitter to help the Rams (18-9) earn a 3-0 victory.

Klabough (11-2) earned the win tossing a complete game and striking out 12 batters.

The Rams scored two runs in the first two innings on RBI singles to gain the initial 2-0 lead. They added a run in the fifth inning on a run-scoring single off senior Katie Dobson.

Dobson (7-8) was tagged with the loss after surrendering three runs on seven hits, while striking out three.

The Dolphins will play again on Tuesday at the JU Softball Complex in a doubleheader against Elon starting at 3 p.m.