`Dogs Split Thursday Night Games
March 15, 2012 By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Fresno State softball team opened up the 2012 Judi Garman Classic with a 1-0 win over Virginia, but was held to just three hits in its second game as No. 24 DePaul defeated the Bulldogs 4-0 Thursday night at the Anderson Family Field.
With Thursday's split, Fresno State's record now stands at 19-10 overall.
Michelle Moses led the Bulldogs to the game one win over Virginia when she posted her sixth shutout of the season. Moses scattered four hits and struck out 11 for her 16th career game with 10 or more strikeouts.
Vonnie Martin provided the only run Moses needed with her solo home run to left center in the bottom of the fifth inning. It was Martin's third home run of the season.
Martin finished the game going 2-for-2 and freshman Brenna Moss was 2-for-3 out of the leadoff spot, as those two accounted for four of Fresno State's five hits against Virginia.
In game two, DePaul jumped on Fresno State with one run in the first inning and two in the second. All three runs scored on the Bulldogs came when there were two outs and the first inning run came off a Fresno State error.
The Bulldogs were never able to mount any rally, as they posted just three hits in the game and only had three base runners reach second base.
DePaul added one more insurance run in the top of the seventh to beat Fresno State 4-0.
Moses drew the loss in game two, throwing 1.2 innings with three runs allowed, two that were earned. Mackenzie Oakes replaced her in the second and struck out seven batters over 5.1 innings.
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