Hillary Bach sets new record as softball tops UCSB
Hillary Bach took over fifth place in ASU Career wins history Sunday as she collected her 64th career win to move to 9-0 on the year with her offense also blazing a trail led with Lacy Goodman’s second grand slam of the season as the No. 5 Sun Devils topped UCSB 9-1 (5). UCSB moves to 12-14 on the year as the Sun Devils improve to 33-2 overall and push their home winning streak to 25 games.
Lesley Rogers started the offensive fire for the Sun Devils as she sent a 2-1 pitch skydiving for her second home run of the season to boost ASU up 1-0. UCSB answered in the top of the second as a solo shot from Kendall Gill tied it up at one apiece.
That was all Hillary Bach was going to have though as she seemed kismet to improve her place in ASU history settling in to pitch perfectly in the next three innings while her Sun Devils did work on the base paths. A five-run second inning saw Lacy Goodman swing the hot stick again as she dug in with bases loaded to bring ‘em all home with a shot to left center that left little doubt in anyone’s minds about it’s destiny as soon as it left the bat with it easily clearing the scoreboard.
An RBI single in the fourth by Mandy Urfer was matched in the fifth by RBIs from Krista Donnenwirth and Annie Lockwood stepped up to close the game down early as ASU collected their 33rd win of the year as well as moving to 25 straight wins at home and pushing their current winning streak to six straight games.
The weekend wraps ASU’s non-conference action as the Sun Devils head into Pac-10 play full-steam next weekend where they’ll travel to the Bay Area to face the Cal Golden Bears in a three game series next weekend in Berkeley, Calif.