The Rainbow Wahine softball team was able to sneak past CSUN tonight with a 3-2 win at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Dana Thomsen pitched a complete game for the ‘Bows (22-23-6-10), her 21st complete game of the season. She surrendered two runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
The Wahine scored first thanks to Britnee Rossi, who was able to bring home Danielle Garcielita after being hit by a pitch.
CSUN tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the third, but it didn’t take long for Hawaii to come back as Heather Cameron found home plate on a defensive miscue from the Matadors.
After getting a strikeout for the first out. J. Julianna Martinez drew a walk. She moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mackenzie Babbitt, but Martinez scooted to third on an error on the second baseman covering first on the throw. The next batter, then lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Martinez to knot the score.
In the bottom of the sixth, Alyssa Sojka hit her second home run of the season for a 3-1 lead going into the final frame. CSUN would pull one run back, but Hawaii stood its ground on its home turf and ended the game on a groundout to shortstop.
The two teams will square off in a series-ending doubleheader tomorrow. First pitch of Game 1 is set for 2:00 pm. HT.
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