SAN DIEGO -- Chelsey Barclay tossed a three-hit shutout and Oklahoma State scored a run in the second, third and sixth innings as the Cowgirls defeated Sacramento State, 3-0, in the fourth round of the Campbell/Cartier Softball Tournament Saturday morning at the SDSU Softball Field.
Oklahoma State improved to 1-2 with the victory as Shianne Cruce, Ashlyn Watson and Krystle Sanchez each had RBIs. The Hornets remained winless in 2006 as the team dropped to 0-4. Three of the Hornetsâ€™ four losses have come by three runs or less, including a 3-2, extra-inning loss to UC Santa Barbara and a 2-1 loss to UMass.
Barclay (1-0) faced just six batters over the minimum as she struck out three and walked four. Sacramento State placed a runner at third base in the first, fifth and sixth innings, but could not score. In the sixth, the Hornets had the bases loaded with one out, but Barclay struck out Britany Crine and got Amy Jo McKenzie to ground out to the end the inning.
Hornet freshman Cassie Cervantes (0-2) picked up the loss, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out 13 batters and walking 11. Cervantes struck out 13 of the 21 batters she retired, but the Red Bluff, Calif., native walked two batters in the second inning, four in the third inning, three in the fourth inning, and two more in the seventh.
In eight innings of work this year, Cervantes has struck out 14 batters, but has walked 21. Cervantes, who throws one of the hardest fast balls in recent memory at Sacramento State, walked 10 batters in one-plus inning Thursday against second-ranked UCLA.
Lindy Winkler, Gloria Toledo and McKenzie each had a hit for Sacramento State. McKenzie (2-of-4, .500) is currently the only Hornet hitting above .290 this season.
The Hornets conclude the four-day, five-game tournament on Sunday, Feb. 12, as they take on Cal Poly at 10 a.m.