But the run cavalcade wasn't all Schulman's fault. The Burroughs defense committed three errors in the first inning, helping pave the way for two South Torrance runs. A two-run error in the third helped to lead to four more runs by the Spartans. Schulman did walk two and gave up two hits in a second inning in which the Spartans were able to push across a run.
"When we played them in that doubleheader early this season, Haley shut then down and she didn't give up a run in something like 10 total innings," Nicol said. "She was definitely off today. She said she was struggling with her pitches. She was having a hard time finding her location and she was having a hard time with her mechanics."
While Schulman and the Indians suffered their problems early on, South Torrance pitcher Carolyn Snodgress breezed through the first five innings, not surrendering a hit. Snodgress gave up five hits, struck out seven and walked one. She also induced 10 flyouts.