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Phoenix Funk
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 03/30/2013
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PHOENIX, Ariz. --- California Baptist University dropped a pair of hard fought games to No. 18 Grand Canyon on the road Saturday afternoon.

The Lancers fell 3-2 and then 4-0 to fall to 19-16 overall, 11-13 PacWest. 

A day after battling into extra innings for a split against the Lopes, CBU suffered a walk-off defeat in the opener as GCU plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

The Lancers evened the game at 2-2 on an RBI single from April Vasquez in the sixth inning, but gave up the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a Claire Zapini single. 

Jessica Avila tossed 6.1 innings, giving up seven hits and two earned runs in the loss.

Marshean August hit her fourth home run of the season with a solo-shot in the opening contest. 

After the offense came up just short in the early game, it was non-existent later in the afternoon.

CBU was held scoreless by GCU starter Kiki Sepulveda, who tossed all seven inning for the Lopes, giving up six hits. 

Belinda Renne took the loss, giving up 10 hits and four earned runs.

Sepulveda also helped her own cause at the plate, going 1 for 2 with a pair of RBI.

GCU moves to 27-10, 15-5 with the wins.

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