SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Quinnipiac University softball team lost a non-conference game at San Diego State, 4-1, on Tuesday night. The Bobcats drop to 9-5 on the year, while the Aztecs improve to 16-14 overall.
San Diego State took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Justeen Maeva and Patrice Jackson hit back-to-back homeruns, with two outs on the inning. In the third inning, the Aztecs widened the gap by four runs. With the bases loaded, Jackson was walked, allowing Tiffany Corder to cross home plate. Fiana Finau then singled through the right side, driving in Haley Miles for the 4-0 advantage. The Bobcats held SDSU to only two runs in the fourth, despite four hits and three Aztec runners left on base.
Quinnipiac added its first run to the scoreboard in the sixth as junior Bridget Figmic (Stratford, Conn.) stole home for an unearned run. Figmic led off the inning as she reached on an Aztecs' fielding error. She then advanced to second on a wild pitch and moved to third as fellow junior Lauren Salgado (Covina, Calif.) singled to left field, also the Bobcats' first hit of the night. The Bobcats then executed a double steal to narrow the deficit, 4-1.
QU attempted to come back in the top of the seventh, as junior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) doubled to left field with one out on the inning. Alba advanced to third on a San Diego State fielding error, but the Bobcats were unable to add to Quinnipiac's score.
Senior Christy Cabrera (West Sacramento, Calif.) fell to 1-2 on the year as she pitched six innings for the Bobcats, striking out five of the 26 batters she faced. SDSU's Bailey Micetich picked up her seventh win of the season, seeing four innings of no-hit ball. Rebecca Arbino earned the save as she pitched three innings for the Aztecs, allowing two hits in the outing. Together, they struck out eight QU batters.
The Bobcats return to action when they play the University of San Diego on Wednesday, March 14 at 9:00 p.m. (EST).
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