Seattle University softball (10-20) stayed with Weber State (15-10) in the first game, but could not defend late Wildcat runs as they fell, 6-4. In game two, three big innings for San Diego (14-11) gave the Toreros the 9-0 win in five innings on the final day of the USD Tournament I in San Diego.
"We need to heal up some hurt players and get some rest this week," said head coach Dan Powers. "Our bats will come back and our defense will be back in order after the break."
The Redhawks will take next weekend off from competition before playing their first home game of the year on Monday, Mar. 24 vs. Northwest University at 6 p.m. SU then opens up conference play at New Mexico State on Friday, Mar. 28 and Saturday, Mar. 29.
Game 1: Weber State 6, Seattle U 4
Weber State struck first, scoring two runs in the first on a 2 RBI homer to right center by Jasmine Ioane before the Redhawks narrowed the deficit, 2-1, as Isabella Geronimo (San Mateo, Calif.) scored on a sacrifice fly by Lisa Maulden (Maple Valley, Wash.)
Seattle U tied the game in the bottom of the second as Paige Bouska (Keizer, Ore.) scored on a wild pitch after reaching base on a triple to left center.
The game remained tied through the third inning after Alyson Kulp scored on an RBI single up the middle for Weber State before Bubba Morrow (Auburn, Wash.) scored on the throw in the bottom of the frame.
The Wildcats took the advantage, 5-4, in the fourth, scoring two runs before Kayla Shuster-Gonzales (Escondido, Calif.) opened the bottom of the inning on a solo home run to left center.
A three-and-out for both teams in the fifth, the Redhawks could not contain Weber State as they added a two-out run in the sixth, which would prove to be the final score, 6-4.
Jenny Hurst (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Maulden led the Redhawks with two hits apiece as Weber State led in hits, 8-6.
In the circle, Kylee Colvin earned the win, allowing two runs on three hits, for her third win of the season. MaCauley Flint earned the save, allowing one run on two hits while striking out four. Ioane also appeared in the circle, making the start.
For the Redhawks, Lindsay Davis (Palo Cedro, Calif.) allowed five runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three in the loss. Mandie Sugita (Rossmoor, Calif.) entered in relief, allowing one run on two hits while walking two and striking out four.
Game 2: San Diego 9, Seattle U 0
The Redhawk defense could not hold the Toreros and the offense could not put up quality at bats as they fell, 9-0, to San Diego in five innings.
San Diego scored four in the bottom of the first on three RBI singles and one SU error. After a three-and-out for SU, the Toreros added two more in the bottom of the second on a 2RBI single by Caitlin Rooney, driving in Olivia Sandusky and Chloe Kaneko with two outs, an inning extended by another Redhawk error.
One Seattle U runner reached base in the third and fourth, but could only make it to first base, as the Toreros added three more in the fourth inning to take the 9-0 lead. Sandusky hit a 2 RBI double, later scoring as Kelly Cobb reached base on a fielder’s choice.
In the circle, Cassidy Coleman earned the win, pitching the entire game for San Diego, giving up just two hits while walking two and striking out ten. For Seattle U, Alyssa Reuble (Lynnwood, Wash.) was handed the loss, allowing all nine runs on 11 hits while striking out two. Davis entered in relief, allowing one hit in the final 2/3 innings and striking out one.