SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. --- California Baptist University had to settle for a split with Cal State San Bernardino Tuesday afternoon after claiming the first game 11-2 in five innings, but falling 11-1 in the nightcap.
With the non-conference split, CBU stands 12-3 on the season, while the Coyotes sit 7-6.
Marshean August was the only Lancer to post hits in both games, going 2-for-2 in the first game and hitting her sixth homer of the season in the second. Savannah Miller hit CBU's only other home run, knocking a three-run long ball in the Lancers' victory.
The Lancers first got on the board in the opening inning of the day as August scored from third off a single from London Miller. Two innings later, CBU extended its lead off just one hit. With bases loaded and no outs, Jordan Mowatt took advantage of a throwing error by the Coyote catcher. August and Krista Mann each plated runs to give CBU a 4-0 lead.
CSUSB responded in the bottom half of the inning, capitalizing on a Lancer error to cut CBU's advantage to 4-1 after three complete.
Back at the plate, the Lancers loaded up the bases once more and August drove in Ashley DeVaere on third with a single to left field. Mann sacrificed a fly to score Jacque Lopez and Savannah Milller drilled her second home run of the season over the fence at right center, giving the Lancers a healthy 9-1 lead in the top of the fourth.
Despite the eight-run margin, the two teams each took another turn at the plate, where CBU tacked on two more runs. With one out and runners on first and second, Savannah Miller picked up two more RBIs knocking another hard-hit ball to right center, this time for a double.
Trailing 11-1, the Coyotes needed to score three runs to keep the game alive for more than five innings, but CBU only allowed one for the 11-2 victory.
The Lancers couldn't carry momentum over into the nightcap, dropping a similar 11-1 decision in four and a half innings. August scored CBU's lone run with a homer in the top of the third.
CBU returns home and back to PacWest action with a four-game series against Hawaii Pacific, beginning Thursday at 5 p.m.