Samantha Schroeder tossed a complete-game shutout in her freshman debut.
Feb. 8, 2004
ST. GEORGE, Utah-The Utes continued to smoke the ball at the Southern Utah Tournament, rolling past UC Riverside 8-0 on Sunday morning. Utah has scored 20 runs so far in the tourney with one game left to go against Loyola Marymount.
It was one inning that produced the damage for Utah. Ivette Hernandez led off the second inning with a base on balls and was then taken out for pinch runner Lauren Field. After Field swiped second, Bryanne Durrence ripped a single to left and Texie Criddle drew a walk to load the bases. Lynsey Wall then drew another walk to score Field and put Utah up 1-0. After adding two more and putting two more runners on, freshman Devina Quintero would then drive a home run to straight away center to make it a 6-0 ball game.
In the fourth inning Utah added another run after a double to right center by Glennis Donnelly scored Jackie Wong. It was Donnelly doubling again in the fifth, this time down the left field line to score Wall and put the mercy rule in effect at 8-0.
Freshman Samantha Schroeder was impressive in her debut in the circle. The California native tossed a complete game shutout while scattering three hits. She also struck out two in the game.
Utah posted strong defense, including an acrobatic catch by Wall going over the fence to rob the Highlanders of a home run in the fourth. In the fifth, with runners on second and third and no outs for UCR, Utah would hold them. The first out came on a routine play by Melissa Stahnke and the second on a diving nab and great throw by Donnelly to first. The final out of the inning came on another dive, this time on a blooper to Wong.