LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 10, UC RIVERSIDE 0 (6)
RENO, NV – Loyola Marymount hit three home runs and got a shutdown performance from starting pitcher Hannah Bandimere, as the Lions topped UC Riverside in an elimination game.
The Lions (36-19), who won the 2018 NISC, will play later Friday against Fresno State or Nevada.
Molly Grumbo led off the game with a home run for the Lions, and the lead was pushed to 3-0 in the fourth inning on a two-run single from Andrea Gonzalez. The frame yielded more fruit for LMU, as Grumbo knocked in two more runs with a single.
Delanie Wisz hit her third home run of the event, a two-run shot, in the sixth inning, and Megan Martin added a solo homer in the frame. Bandimere pitched five innings and allowed two hits.
UC Riverside ends its season at 26-27 overall.