Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Offense Struggles on Final Day of NFCA Leadoff Classic
Release: Thursday 02/17/2013 

TUCSON, Ariz. - The second-ranked UC San Diego softball team finished up tournament play Sunday at the NFCA Division II Leadoff Classic, suffering a pair of losses against Missouri-St. Louis and Regis.

In a Copper Bracket semifinal, UCSD fell, 11-1, in a five-inning run rule decision to Missouri-St. Louis. UMSL struck early and often, plating five runs in the opening inning, four more in the second and two in the top of the fifth.

UCSD, which totaled three hits and made eight errors in the field, scored its run in the bottom half of the second.

UMSL finished with eight hits and made one error.

The Tritons managed just another three hits in the Copper Bracket consolation game against Regis, losing by a score of 7-2.

Following a scoreless first inning, the Rangers went up 3-0 in the bottom of the second. UCSD got one back in the top of the third, but Regis scored four more times in the bottom half to go up 7-1. The Tritons rounded out the game's scoring with a single run in the fifth inning.

The Rangers had nine hits in the game.

The Gold Bracket was won by Southeastern Oklahoma State, Central Oklahoma took the Silver Bracket crown, Abilene Christian topped the Bronze Bracket and Molloy won the Cooper Bracket.

UCSD went 1-5 at the Leadoff Classic. Three of its games were against teams ranked in the top 20 nationally with two of those squads among the country's 10 best.

Overall, the Tritons are now 7-7 on the season.

UCSD returns to Triton Softball Field this week to host California Collegiate Athletic Association rival Sonoma State in a four-game series. The action starts on Friday, Feb. 22 with a 1 p.m. doubleheader. Saturday's twinbill begins at 11 a.m.

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Thursday, October 01
M Tennis at USTA/ITA Division II West Regional Championship
All Day
Los Angeles
Friday, October 02
W Tennis at USTA/ITA Division II West Regional Championship
All Day
Los Angeles
Saturday, October 03
W Volleyball at Sonoma State
2 - 3 (L)
Rohnert Park
Sunday, October 04
M Soccer at Cal State L.A.
11:30 AM
Los Angeles
W Soccer at Cal State L.A.
2:00 PM
Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 06
W Volleyball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, October 08
M Water Polo at California Baptist
7:00 PM
Friday, October 09
M Tennis at Aztec Fall Invitational
All Day
San Diego
W Soccer vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Volleyball vs. Cal State East Bay
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, October 10
M Water Polo at TBA
Cross Country vs. Triton Classic
8:00 AM
UC San Diego
M Water Polo at UC Santa Barbara
12:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. SF State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
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