Milligan leads way for Owls

Milligan leads way for Owls

first_img“Games like these are every day for her,” Boxley said of Milligan (4-1), who has started all but one of Citrus’ first six games and faced just one more batter than the minimum 28. “Some teams are better than others at catching up to her stuff, but she’s always throwing like that.” After leaving one runner on base in the first inning and three in the second, the Owls (4-2) broke through in the third. Citrus, trailing 1-0 after allowing a run in the top of the inning, put a runner on third with one out. Milligan hit a shot toward left field and Ventura shortstop Esperanza Reyes cut the ball off, but she couldn’t throw out Milligan as the tying run scored. Sophomore outfielder Caitlin Tolan reached on a fielder’s choice, which put a runner on first with two out when freshman first baseman Nicole Frusher tripled to right. Tolan scored to give the Owls the 2-1 lead they didn’t give back. Milligan didn’t allow another runner past second and struck out two in the seventh. Milligan struck out the first seven batters she faced and 14 overall in a complete-game five-hitter as the Owls, ranked No. 3 in Southern California, beat the visiting Pirates, 2-1. She also went 3 for 3 and tied the game in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI infield hit. GLENDORA – Citrus College softball coach Justine Boxley knows how important sophomore pitcher Corinne Milligan is to the team’s success. She showed it once again on Tuesday against Ventura. center_img sean.moses@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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