CSUF softball has 10-game Big West conference winning streak snapped in 3-0 loss at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

In Softball, Sports
Ari Williams crossing home plate
(Katie Albertson / Daily Titan File Photo)

CSUF softball had its Big West conference 10-game winning streak snapped on Sunday in its final road game of the regular season, falling 3-0 to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Titans still earned a series victory for defeating the Mustangs 3-0 and 4-0 on Saturday, making all three games of the series a shutout.

CSUF (31-22 overall, 16-2 in conference) still holds a two-game lead over Long Beach State in the Big West, while Cal Poly SLO (24-23 overall, 8-10 in conference) remains tied with UC Davis for fourth place.

Despite only striking out one batter, Mustangs pitcher Lindsey Chalmers (19-9) allowed five hits in her seven innings pitched. The last time the Titans recorded fewer than five hits was against Long Beach State on April 14.

Fullerton had not been shut out by an opponent since March 13 against Columbia, where the Titans lost 5-0 at home.

Left fielder Sammie Vandiver finished 2-4 on Sunday and was the only Titan to log multiple hits. Third baseman Bryanna Ybarra, first baseman Zoe Richard, and catcher Julia Valenzuela recorded one hit each, while Richard extended her streak of at least one hit to 11 consecutive games.

Mustangs right fielder Crimson Kaiser and center fielder Amanda Sandoval recorded two hits each. Sandoval also scored a run.

Of the nine Titans left on base in the game, only two were in scoring positions. Ybarra (2), center fielder Ari Williams (3) and right fielder Brooke Clemetson (2) were stranded multiple times.

Pitcher Sophie Frost suffered her seventh loss of the season. She allowed seven hits, two runs and striking out three batters in her 16th complete game.

Despite the defeat, Fullerton still has a chance to clinch its third-consecutive Big West conference championship in its final series of the season.

The Titans will host UC Riverside starting on Friday, May 11.

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