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Madison Aurin pitched a complete game six hitter in the Spartans’ 2-1 win.
Feb. 10, 2018
Tempe, Ariz. – Madison Aurin pitched seven strong innings and Cassidy Clark had both San José State hits, including the game winner in the top of the seventh, in a 2-1 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers on day three of the 2018 Kajikawa Classic.Aurin (1-1), in her second start of the year, scattered six hits and didn’t give up a walk to earn the first win of her college career. Indiana pitching was equally impressive allowing just two hits and two runs. Their starter gave up a hit and a run in the first and a reliever, Tara Trainer (0-3), who came on at the start of the fifth gave up the game-winning hit and run in the seventh. “Maddy did a really good job pitching to contact,” head coach Peter Turner said. “That’s what she does. She’s a down ball pitcher and when she’s throwing we’re getting a lot of ground balls. What really pleased me was she didn’t give up any walks, which is huge. “Making the opponent earn it, not giving up free passes, is what we need out of our pitchers. Tonight, Maddy really displayed some veteran leadership. She took the pressure off your young pitchers and showed them how to win a game.”In the first inning, after giving up a run and three of the six hits she allowed on the night, Aurin set down the next seven in a row and 10 of the next 11 she faced.
In the bottom of the fourth, Indiana (0-4) threatened with one out and a runner on third, but Aurin slammed the door with a pair of groundouts, neither of which traveled further than the circle.The Hoosiers last gasp came in the bottom of the seventh. …