THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— Cal Lutheran softball had a rough offensive out against Redlands as the Bulldogs defeated the Regals twice, 11-3 (6 inns.) and 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Hutton Field.
In 13 innings, the Regals (5-9, 1-7 SCIAC) could only put up four runs and left six runners on base in the first game and seven in the second.
Redlands got on the board first, scoring once in the second and three times in the third. CLU got one run back in the bottom of the third. After a single from Marissa Alfaia, Lauren Salvati singled, pushing Alfaia to third. Danielle Chatman made it three singles in the inning as she knocked in Alfaia. Kendall Marinesi then singled up the middle and the bases were loaded with one out. However, the Regals could not convert, as Redlands got out of the inning with a line drive out and a fly out.
The Bulldogs answered in the top of the fourth with five more runs and had a commanding 9-1 lead when the inning was all done. Both teams added two more runs the rest of the way as Redlands won the contest 11-3. Marinesi and Jordan Vallejo recorded a RBI each.
Meghan Henry was on the mound and suffered her first loss of the season. She pitched 3.1 innings, giving up nine hits and seven earned runs, and is now 2-1 on the season.
Looking to bounce back in the second game, the Regals scored first taking the early lead. Sienna Vannoy doubled to start the second inning. Trying to push Vannoy over to third, Lexie Findley's bunt was successful and she was also safe at first.Catherine Slabaugh recorded the RBI as she doubled down the left field line, allowing Vannoy to come home.
Just like the first game, Redlands answered when the Regals scored. The Bulldogs put up three runs in the top of the third and took a 3-1 lead. They added one more in the fifth and it was all they needed as UR won the game 4-1.
Olivia Serrano kept the Bulldogs offense under control, but the Regals' offense could not supply her with the runs she needed as she took the loss. In seven innings, she gave up nine hits and four earned runs, as she fell to 1-5 on the year.
The Regals are back at it on Sunday with a non-conference opponent. Cal Lutheran welcomes Cortland for a doubleheader at 12 and 2 p.m.
Box Score: UR 11, CLU 3 (6 inns.); UR 4, CLU 1
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Release by Ryan Jorgenson, Sports Information Director