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Long Beach State Softball Wins Two Thrillers

The No. 17 Long Beach State won the first game of its Big West Conference doubleheader at LBSU Softball Complex on Saturday with a walkoff hit from Nichole Fry. Jessica Flores out did that by pitching her first career no-hitter in the second game. Fry had the only RBI in the 1-0 win.

LBSU (37-9, 11-2) trailed 2-0 in the first game after Cal Poly (22-21, 6-8) chased starter Cielo Meza in the fifth inning. Fry scored Grayce Majam in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead in half.

LT Torres started the seventh with a double, and Majam followed with a double of her own to tie the game 2-2. After a sacrifice bunt and a walk put runners on the corners, Fry hit a ball to left field to bring home the 3-2 winning run in Majam.

In the second game, Flores (9-1) allowed just three base runners on two walks and an error. She was hit by a pitch in the third, and after a single moved her to second, Fry plated her with a single for her third RBI of the day.

LBSU closes the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday and seniors Hannah Cookson, LT Torres, Julia Lombardi, Jessica Flores, Grayce Majam, Rachel Loera, Lauren Lombardi and Lauren MacLeod will be honored after the contest.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.