Mountain Lions Drop Pair

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 21, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Jessika Anastos went a combined 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldn't find enough else to avoid dropping both of its games Saturday during the second day of the 2009 RMAC/NSIC Softball Crossover Tournament.

The Mountain Lions (2-4) lost a close, 6-5 game to the Wayne State Wildcats Friday morning before taking a 17-7 beating from the Winona State Warriors in the afternoon.

Through the first six games of the season, Anastos is hitting .632 with six home runs, 16 RBIs and a ridiculous 1.789 slugging percentage.

Wayne State (3-1) got a two-run home run by Samantha Earleywine in the first to take the lead. UCCS answered just as quickly as Ashley Jordan belted a lead-off homer in the bottom half of the inning.

The Wildcats added three runs in the third and another in the fourth to go up 6-1. Anastos cut it to 6-3 with a two-run single in the fifth before adding a two-run homer in the seventh, but the Mountain Lions couldn't manage the tying score.

Winona State scored two, two and one respectively in the first three innings of the late game, but UCCS was able to keep it close. The Mountain Lions got a solo homer by Anastos in the first, another solo shot, this one by Tasha Pagdilao, in the second and RBI hits by Taryn Duncan and Jenna Straight in the third.

But the Winona State bats never cooled. The Warriors scored four times each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away despite a three-run UCCS fifth that featured a two-run double by Straight and an RBI single by Amanda Hathaway.

Winona State (4-0) totaled 16 hits, including six home runs and two doubles.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao2C/IFFr.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CSo.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CJr.
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Jenna StraightJenna Straight15IFFr.
Jenna StraightJenna Straight15IFFr.
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