Women's Softball Drops Both Ends of a Doubleheader
March 15, 2007
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The University of Northern Colorado softball team opened a six-game California road swing with a pair of losses at San Jose State on Thursday, dropping 3-2 and 3-1 decisions.
In the opener, the Bears (3-23) were held to a pair of singles through the first six innings before Mackenzie Barrett tied the score at 2-2 with a two-run blast that also scored Casey Hogue, who had reached on a walk.
In the bottom of the inning, Shea Carpenter came on in relief of starter Katelyn Landorf (0-3) after Landorf allowed a leadoff double to center. Carpenter allowed the Spartans (12-10) runner to advance to third on a wild pitch, before a single to right field ended the game.
Landorf lasted six innings and allowed three earned runs, with one strikeout.
In the second game, the Bears capitalized on a pair of San Jose State errors in the top of the fourth to go ahead 1-0. Barrett opened the inning by reaching on an error by the shortstop, and advanced to second on the play. She scored after Kochenberger grounded out to short, and the first baseman made a throwing error.
The Spartans responded with three runs on three hits in the sixth to pull away.
Kochenberger, Barrett and Geist all had hits for the Bears, while Hillarie Van Otterloo allowed three runs on four hits in six innings of work.
The Bears play the Spartans in another doubleheader on Friday.