LA VERNE, CA — The Leopards led for five innings and looked poised to upset the No. 3 Ithaca Bombers Wednesday afternoon at Campus West.
But a seventh inning grand slam put Ithaca up 6-4 and the University of La Verne softball team couldn't muster enough offense in the bottom half of the inning, falling to the Bombers 6-5.
How It Happened
Gabriella Underwood stepped up next and hit a shot to right to send Navarro barreling around third and home for the 5-4 advantage.
Mikayla Mendoza added to the lead two batters later when she brought in Underwood with a triple to right field that gave La Verne a two-run cushion.
In the seventh, the Leopards were one out away from their second win against a top-ten opponent this week after defeating then No. 7 Berry on Sunday. But Daniella Mulvey had other plans, hitting a two-out grand slam to put the Bombers up two.
Navarro and Mendoza both posted three hits and an RBI. Jiana Rojo struck out six in a complete game. Emily Holden picked up the win for Ithaca.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bombers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first and beat the Leopards 8-0.
After Wednesday's results, the Leopards drop to 7-7 overall with the Bombers improve to 4-1.
The Leopards return to SCIAC action on Saturday when they host the Whittier Poets in a doubleheader beginning at noon.Watch Live Follow ULV Athletics on Twitter Like us on Facebook Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram