CSUN goes 0-4 in tourney  

Monique Muñiz

CSUN’s softball team (1-9) is on a seven-game losing streak after losing all four games this weekend at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at UCLA. The Matadors’ hitting has not found a rhythm on the field, as they only recorded 13 hits and left 19 runners on base in the four games against Portland State (4-7) and No. 4 UCLA (10-1). 
“We need to make adjustments and trust our swings,” said pitcher and captain Amanda Pitzenberger.

CSUN vs. Portland
In a 7-1 loss to the Vikings on Friday, Debbie Duran pitched five innings and allowed five runs and seven hits.

Portland’s ace Tori Rogers gave the Vikings a complete game and pitched a one-hitter. Her only hit she gave up was to CSUNs’ Tracy Allen, who hit a double in the fourth to tie the game 1-1. Portland opened up the scoring in the bottom of the sixth with five runs for a cushion lead.

CSUN vs. UCLA            
 In the second game of Friday’s doubleheader, UCLA pitcher Donna Kerr allowed one hit by CSUN Krystal Raphael and struck out nine in a 9-0 win in a five inning game.
Matador Hannah Fraijo went 2.2 innings, giving up three hits and four runs.

In the second game against the Bruins, the Matadors pitching gave up four home runs to give UCLA a 7-2 win. Mia Pagano suffered her first loss of the season; she went three innings giving up three runs and three hits. Duran came in during the bottom of fourth and gave up a three-run home run to UCLA’s Julie Burney for her second home run of the game giving UCLA a 6-1 lead. 

CSUN vs. Portland
In their last game of the tournament the Matadors lost to the Vikings 12-6. Portland jumped on the scoreboard with four runs against Pagano in the first and at the end of five innings they led 12-1.
CSUN scored four runs in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 12-5, but only added one more run in the sixth with Olivas first career home run.
“The first games we were flat,” said CSUN head coach Roni Sparrey about the team’s lack of hitting. “It is important that we score runs.”