Jordan Sisters Help Mountain Lions Salvage Split in Opening Doubleheader

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 19, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Jordan sisters, Ashley and Holly, went a combined 9-for-16 with five RBIs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team split its season-opening doubleheader against the St. Cloud State Huskies Thursday afternoon at Mountain Lion Field.

Ashley Jordan went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the nightcap as the Mountain Lions took a 7-2 victory. The freshman from Erie also went 3-for-4 in the opener. Holly Jordan went 2-for-4 with an RBI in each game.

Sarah McCauley (1-0) allowed two runs, one earned, while allowing 10 hits to preserve UCCS' win in Game 2.

After a Holly Jordan single drove in her sister in the first, Ashley Jordan's three-run homer to left field along with Jessika Anastos' solo blast, keyed a five-run second inning that put the Mountain Lions up 6-1. Anastos added an RBI single in the fourth.

UCCS also took the lead in the opener when Tasha Pagdilao drew a bases-loaded walk in the first. Jenna Straight added a solo home run in the second to give UCCS a 2-1 lead. But the Mountain Lions left five runners stranded in those two innings - a statistic they would regret later.

Three UCCS errors helped the Huskies rally for four runs in the third. After scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, St. Cloud State used four hits and an error to score four more times in the seventh.

Lizzy Dwyer went 4-for-4 to lead a 15-hit attack for St. Cloud State (1-7) in the opener. Kaity Shrever (1-3) earned the win for the Huskies while Brit Krieg (1-3) took the loss in Game 2.

Stacy Ortiz (0-1) took the loss for UCCS in the opener.

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
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Ashley JordanAshley Jordan34CFFr.
Ashley JordanAshley Jordan34CFFr.
Jenna StraightJenna Straight15IFFr.
Jenna StraightJenna Straight15IFFr.
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