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CSN rallies to victory over Glendale, no-hits Gateway

January 30, 2012
By Dan Cabrera of College of Southern Nevada

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Callen Perreira era started off in the best way possible, as the new College of Southern Nevada head softball coach watched his Coyotes rally to defeat Glendale (Ariz.) Community College 10-6, then no-hit Gateway Community College (Ariz.) 10-0 to open up play in the CSN Kickoff Classic at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park on Friday.

It was the second no-hitter thrown in school history.

Angela Mikalauski tossed the five-inning no-hitter, falling one out short of a perfect game due to a dropped fly ball in left field.  Mikalauski struck out 10 and walked none in the dominating performance.

CSN hit three home runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Gateway.  Desiree Laswell and Tuiuli Felise each hit solo shots, while Mikalauski helped out her own cause with a two-run homer.

In the opener against Glendale, the Coyotes (2-0) rallied from behind, scoring five runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good.

Brigit Godfrey, Jasmine Fukuda, Sarah Rivera, Hope Curtis and Laswell each went 2-for-4.  Laswell struck out seven batters in the final four innings to earn the victory in relief.

Play continues in the CSN Kickoff Classic on Saturday. The Coyotes will play a tripleheader, starting with El Paso (Tex.) Community College at 10:30 a.m., followed by Odessa (Tex.) College at 1 p.m. and South Mountain Community College (Ariz.) at 6 p.m.  All games will be at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park.

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