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Wildcats fall short at home

First-year Rachel DeHart swings at a ball during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the San Francisco State Gators 1-2 in Chico on April 23.

The loss puts their conference play record at 33-12 with an overall record of 24-11.

The ‘Cats and Gators were held at a standstill for the beginning of the game; neither team was able to get on the scoreboard. In the bottom of the third inning however, the Wildcats took the lead with a run earned by junior pitcher Cailin Garmon.

The lead however, was short lived. In the top of the sixth, San Francisco State came back and raked up two runs bringing the score to 1-2. The Gators were able to maintain their lead for the remainder of the game giving them the win.

The game was pitched by senior Brooke Langeloh who pitched all seven innings. Langeloh allowed five hits resulting in two runs and had one error over the course of the game.

Although she took the loss as a pitcher, Langeloh still dominated over San Francisco State. Langeloh raked up a total of 13 strikeouts compared to San Francisco State’s Megan Clark who earned a total of three.

The 13 strikeouts contribute to Langeloh’s 177 total for the 2016 season. She continues to lead the team in strikeouts.

At the end of the game the Wildcats had a total of one run, six hits and one error. San Francisco State scored two runs, five hits and had one error.

The Wildcats are next set to take the field Friday, April 29 against Sonoma State in the CCAA playoffs.

Gabriella Bermudez can be reached at [email protected] or @gabbybermudez2 on Twitter.

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