Glover's Heroics Help Lead CSUN to San Diego Split
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---
The Cal State Northridge softball team (22-11) defeated San Diego 4-2 and lost 5-0 to San Diego State in a pair of non-conference games at SDSU Softball Stadium in San Diego Wednesday evening. Freshman Taylor Glover blasted a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the seventh after Kaitlin Toerner tied the game with an RBI single as the Matadors rallied to defeat the Toreros.
San Diego Recap
CSUN rallied from down 2-0 to defeat San Diego and snap a brief two-game losing streak to the Toreros. Glover went 1-for-3 with three RBIs while Toerner had two hits, a stolen base and scored a run in addition to her RBI single. Maylynn Mitchell drew two walks and scored a run.
Toerner then singled to left field to score Lopez and tie the game. With two outs in the inning, Glover blasted her team-leading fourth home run of the season to right field to give the Matadors a 4-2 lead.
In the seventh, the Matadors turned a double play after a lead off single and Brianna Elder (15-4) picked up the complete game win. She allowed one earned run and had three strikeouts in the win.
CSUN trailed 2-0 after the Toreros scored a pair in the bottom of the third. In the fifth, the Matadors answered with one run. Mitchell walked and Toerner singled with one out to start the frame. An infield single from Abby Linn loaded the bases and Glover picked up a sac fly RBI with a drive to right.
San Diego State Recap
The Matadors fell 5-0 to San Diego State in the nightcap of the doubleheader. CSUN aided four Aztecs hits in the bottom of the fourth with four errors in the field and two of the four runs that scored were unearned.
For CSUN, Glover had two hits to extend her hitting streak to a team-high 17 games. Mitchell also had two hits for the Matadors. As a team, CSUN left nine runners on base in the loss.
Jordan Sauceda (2-3) took the loss for CSUN and made it into the third inning. She allowed three hits and an earned run. Daphne Pofek allowed four hits and two earned runs in 0.2 innings of work and Crystal Maas tossed a scoreless 2.2 innings.
The Matadors return to action Saurday as they open Big West play with a three-game series at Cal Poly. The teams will play a doubleheader at Bob Janssen Field in San Luis Obispo, Calif., starting at noon and followed by a single game Sunday also at noon.