Seattle University softball (9-13) dropped their first
contest of the day to Ohio, 5-0, but bounced back with a 6-2 win over Yale in
the second game of the day.
“Today we had some great defensive play and our bats came
alive,” said head coach Dan Powers. “It was good to get the “W” today after a
few close losses.”
Game 1: Ohio 5,
Seattle U 0
The Redhawks left two on base to end the first inning, with Isabella
Geronimo (San Mateo, Calif.) left in scoring position, but neither were able to
score as a third out ended the top of the inning.
For the Bobcats, in the bottom of the inning, Lauren Gellerman
hit a 2RBI home run to right field, driving in Timmie Rappe and putting Ohio
Similarly in the second inning, two SU runners reached base,
with Brianna Guerrero (Buena Park, Calif.) reaching second, but neither were
able to score.
Ohio took advantage of their offensive opportunities in the
second inning, adding an additional run, as Alyssa Wolfe scored on a bases
loaded walk. The Redhawks were able to strand three to end the inning, keeping
Ohio from scoring additional runs.
Neither team able to score in the third or fourth innings,
the score remained 3-0 through the middle of the fifth inning. The Redhawks had
their best chance to score in the top of the fourth, but they left the bases
loaded to end the inning.
Caitlin Colvin opened the fifth inning for Ohio with a solo
home run to left center, and Erin Lashley added a second run later in the
Neither team was able to score in the sixth or seventh
innings as the Redhawks fell, 5-0, to the Bobcats.
Jessica Ulrich (Lewiston, Idaho) got the start and was
handed the loss for the Redhawks, allowing three runs on eight hits while
striking out one in 1 1/3 innings pitched. Mandie Sugita (Rossmoor, Calif.)
entered in relief, giving up two runs on four hits while walking two and
striking out seven.
Lauren McClary earned the complete game win, allowing just
two hits while walking six and striking out three. Sarah Petosa (Federal Way,
Wash.) and Geronimo broke up a no-hitter for McClary in the circle.
Game 2: Seattle U
6, Yale 2
The Redhawks got on the board in the first inning with a
2RBI home run by Ulrich to left field, driving in Petosa.
With the Bulldogs unable to
score in the first or second innings, SU increased their lead, 3-0, on a single
to left center by Allegra Wilde (Kennewick, Wash.) driving in Guerrero.
Yale scored a run of their own
in the top of the third as Sarah Onorato hit a solo home run to left field. The
Bulldogs left two runners on base, with Lauren Delgadillo at second, but they
were not able to drive in the runs as the score remained 3-1.
Neither team scoring in the
fourth inning, the Redhawks extended their lead, 4-1, in the bottom of the
fifth as Geronimo hit a double to left center, bringing in Wilde.
Yale added an additional run
in the top of the sixth as Oronato hit a single to center field but the
Redhawks added two more in the bottom of the inning as Lisa Maulden (Maple
Valley, Wash.) and Jenny Hurst (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) scored, and the Redhawks
took the 6-2 win.
In the circle for the
Bulldogs, Kylie Williamson got the start, allowing three runs on four hits while
walking one in two innings pitched. Chelsey Dunham pitched the final two
innings, allowing three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out
three in four innings pitched.
Richelle Ashburn (Post Falls,
Idaho) got the start and win for Seattle U, allowing two runs on nine hits
while walking four and striking out four in 5 2/3 innings pitched. Sugita
entered in relief, facing just four batters in 1 1/3 innings pitched.
The Redhawks finish their
weekend at the Husky Softball Classic with a contest versus the host team,
Washington, at 3 p.m. at Husky Softball Stadium.