UCCS Splits Two Games on Final Day of Regional Crossover Tournament

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 22, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tasha Pagdilao and Christina Blanton each had three RBIs to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 10-8 victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies and a split of Sunday's two games on the final day of the 2009 RMAC/NSIC Softball Crossover Tournament.

The Mountain Lions were beaten 16-3 by the Minnesota State Mavericks in the afternoon game to finish the tournament with a 2-4 record and drop their season mark to 3-5.

Pagdilao, Blanton, Amanda Hathaway, Holly Jordan, Ashley Jordan and Jenna Straight each had two hits for UCCS against St. Cloud State.

Trailing 2-0, the Mountain Lions got an RBI single by Ashley Jordan in the third to cut the deficit in half. The teams traded runs in the fourth before the Huskies increased the gap to 5-2 with two runs in the fifth.

The Mountain Lions broke out in the bottom half of the inning, scoring six times. Taryn Duncan started the scoring with an RBI single, which was followed by a run-scoring single by Pagdilao and a two-run double by Blanton. UCCS scored a fifth run on an error before Straight's RBI single capped the rally.

The Huskies came back in the sixth with two more runs to tie the game at eight, but Pagdilao's two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning gave UCCS a 10-8 lead. A scoreless seventh gave UCCS the win.

The late game was never close. Minnesota State scored nine runs in the first two innings and added three in the fourth and four in the fifth.

UCCS, meanwhile, had more errors (six) than hits (five). Sarah McCauley went 2-for-2 to provide the team's lone bright spot.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao2C/IFFr.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CSo.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CJr.
Holly JordanHolly Jordan14P/OF
Holly JordanHolly Jordan14P/OF
Sarah McCauleySarah McCauley7P/IF
Sarah McCauleySarah McCauley7P/IF
Sarah McCauleySarah McCauley7P/IF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Christina BlantonChristina Blanton83BFr.
Christina BlantonChristina Blanton83BFr.
Christina BlantonChristina Blanton83BFr.
Ashley JordanAshley Jordan34CFFr.
Ashley JordanAshley Jordan34CFFr.
Jenna StraightJenna Straight15IFFr.
Jenna StraightJenna Straight15IFFr.
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