FRESNO, Calif. – On the second day of the Fresno State Invitational, the UC Santa Barbara softball team lost both of its games, falling 8-2 to Pacific and 5-1 to Ohio State on Friday afternoon at Margie Wright Diamond.
Pacific 8, UCSB 2
Pacific's Caitlyn Sung scored the first runs of the game by singling in Talli Shepherd and Madison Kahwaty to put the Tigers ahead 2-0 in the bottom half of the first inning.
Pacific scored six runs over the next three innings, including a trio of RBI singles in the fifth, to lead 8-1 heading into the sixth.
Ohio State 5, UCSB 1
Sophomore center fielder Tyler Goldstein delivered the team's lone score in the bottom of the second inning as UCSB dropped its third game of the competition to Ohio State.
The Buckeyes' Mariah Rodriguez hit a two-run double to left field to get things going in the top of the second before Goldstein halved the lead by singling in Fines.
Two innings later, Ohio State's Carley Gaskill's solo homer extended the lead to 3-1.
The Big Ten outfit tacked on two more in the sixth, thanks to a Taylor Pack double and a base hit from Rodriguez.
Two more games are on tap for the Gauchos tomorrow, as they play the UIC Flames at 9 a.m. before getting a chance to avenge the latter of today's two games against Ohio State at 11:30 a.m. Live stats for both games are available on UCSBGauchos.com.
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