No. 22 Azusa Shuts Down Tiger Bats
Doane took on No. 22 Azusa Pacific on Tuesday evening and dropped a pair of games to the Cougars. Unlike Monday's action where the Tigers committed nine errors against Biola, Doane improved defensively and only committed one error against APU. However, the Cougar pitching was up to the challenge and held Doane to three hits in the doubleheader as they won the games, 10-1 and 5-0.
Game One (L 1-10)
Azusa Pacific scored six runs in the first inning as they put the Tigers down early. The Cougars picked up five hits and two walks in the inning. In the second, APU added a run on two hits. The final Cougar runs came in the fourth when they plated three on four hits and a Tiger error.
Doane's lone run came in the fifth. Brooke Sampson led off the inning with a walk to snap Mariah Worley's perfect game bid. Christy Kobza followed with the lone Tiger hit, a double to plate Sampson, and ended the no-hit bid for Worley.
Kylie Garrett took the loss for the Tigers, allowing 10 runs, nine earned, on 11 hits and three walks. Jenna Alswager threw the final inning and allowed two hits.
Game Two (L 0-5)
Doane pitching did their best to kept the Cougars at bay but in the end, APU came away with a 5-0 victory, scoring all of their runs in two innings.
Jenna Alswager took the start for the Tigers and allowed two runs in the third inning before being relieved by Jennifer Liddell. Liddell allowed three runs in the fifth inning as APU followed a two-out walk with a three-run home run.
Doane's offense was held to a pair of hits in the fourth inning. Shelby Mendlik and Brooke Sampson led off the inning with singles but were unable to advance up any bases.