Matadors Fall Twice At UNLV Tournament
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---
The Cal State Northridge softball team (8-15) lost 7-1 to DePaul and 3-1 to Weber State Sunday at the UNLV Eller Media Stadium Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. The Matadors' offense struggled all day to score, managing just one run in each of the losses.
The Matadors dropped their first game Sunday morning to DePaul, 7-1. Mikayla Thielges blasted her fourth home run of the season and 23rd of her career, but the Blue Demon offense proved too potent in the second game between the two teams in Las Vegas.
Thielges got CSUN off to a strong start with a solo shot in the bottom of the first. The RBI was her 12th of the season. That would be one of only two hits for CSUN in the contest, with Tanna Bindi collecting the second.
However, the Blue Demons got to CSUN starter Shelly Tait (4-5) in the top of the third, scoring twice. They added two more runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to end the game's scoring.
Tait lasted 3.2 innings and allowed four earned runs and three walks to go with three strikeouts. Jennifer Tyler had a brief appearance in relief and Brianna Elder closed ot the game with 2.2 innings of one-hit softball to go with two strikeouts.
Weber State Recap
Trailing 1-0 and entering the top of the seventh, the Wildcats tagged Mia Pagano (3-5) and Shelly Tait for three runs to earn their first victory of the season.
CSUN had scored in the bottom of the first on a sac fly by Sydney House. In the fourth, the Matadors put runners on second and third with no outs but could not push a run across.
Pagano went 6.2 innings with six hits and three strikeouts. Tait went 0.1 innings with a hit and a walk. Weber State did not collect an extra-base hit in the game, collecting seven singles off the Matadors.
Offensively, Korinne Randazzo had two hits, including a double, and Mikayla Theilges blasted her 10th double of the season.
CSUN returns to action on Wednesday, Mar. 6 with a 2 p.m. home contest against UCLA.