STOCKTON, Calif. – (Feb. 24) Seattle University softball won, 3-1, at Pacific Saturday. Carley Nance threw a complete game to lift the Redhawks to their ninth win of the year. SU also dropped an 8-1 decision to Nevada in the Libby Matson Tournament at the University of the Pacific.
“We responded well after the morning loss,” said Coach Geoff Hirai. “We need to do a better job of capitalizing when we have opportunities early in the game. In the second game, our pitching and defense were really good.”
Nance carried the Redhawks (9-5) in the win over Pacific, as the redshirt freshman threw seven innings, giving up six hits and one run. She struck out five and walked none. Seattle U recorded a single run in the second, third, and fourth frames to create separation as the contest wore on.
Maddy Kristjanson singled to start a second-inning rally. Walks by Susanne Morris and Breanna Timmons loaded the bases with one out. Molly Campbell was hit by a pitch, bringing in the first run of the game.
In the top of the third, Madison Cathcart singled. With one out, Kristjanson drew a walk. Morris came through with a base hit to right, driving in Catchart for a 2-0 margin.
A Timmons single led to another insurance run in the fourth frame. Kaylee Ree doubled to center to give SU a 3-0 lead.
Pacific finally scored in the sixth, but Nance got out of a bases-loaded jam with a fly ball to center. In the seventh, the Tigers hit a leadoff double, but Nance earned three groundouts to finish the contest.
Ree posted two hits and an RBI, while Cathcart had a hit and two walks.
Nevada jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, putting SU in chase mode early. Nicole Bolasky walked to lead off the bottom of the first and Ree drove her in with a double to right centerfield, getting the Redhawks on the board.
Timmons and Cherise Silvan each produced a hit as the game continued, but SU was unable to get closer.
The Redhawks play a single game on Sunday. They will face Northern Colorado at 10 a.m.