Notre Dame pounded out 12 hits in a non-conference win over UC Riverside on Monday.
Notre Dame pounded out 12 hits in a non-conference win over UC Riverside on Monday.

March 4, 2008

Final Stats

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Two doubles by Katie Laing highlighted her 3-for-4 day at the plate and gave the senior the program's all-time record by bringing her two-bagger total to 50, as the University of Notre Dame softball team totaled 12 hits over UC Riverside to defeat the Highlanders, 8-2, Monday at Amy S. Harrison Field.

Katie Fleury and Linda Kohan each notched two hits apiece and pitcher Brittney Bargar (6-4) picked up the win without giving up an earned run. Jody Valdivia punched in 2.1 frames of relief and fanned four batters.

Laing had a game-high three RBI with Kohan chipping in two more.

Highlander (7-14) starting pitcher Stephanie Marshall (2-5) gave up nine hits in 4.1 innings and was tagged with the loss. Meslissa Alvidrez paced UC Riverside with a pair of base hits.

The Irish began their assault when Kohan connected for a single through the right side in the top of the second. She would make her way to third and eventually score on Ashley Ellis' two-out single, putting the Irish (7-6) ahead by a 1-0 count.

Two runs on three hits in the third gave the Irish a 3-0 cushion. Consecutive singles by Sarah Smith and Sadie Pitzenberger opened the gates for Laing to drive in two runs with a double down the rightfield line.

UC Riverside posted a pair of unearned runs in the bottom half of the third with RBI-singles by Alvidrez and Kristie Martinez.

Three more runs by way of three hits in the fifth extended Notre Dame's lead to 6-2. Laing's 50th career double to left-center scored Beth Northway, who was hit by a pitch two batters earlier. After Fleury scored on a wild pitch, Kohan added a few cheers to her 21st birthday celebration with her second hit of the contest - an RBI-single to left.



Fleury singled to start the seventh and would later score. Ellis drove in Laing to close out the scoring for the Irish.

Laing Sets Career Doubles Record In Notre Dame's 8-2 Rout Over UC Riverside

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