Santa Clara Falls Twice to San Diego State
April 1, 2001
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The San Diego State softball team swept its doubleheader with Santa Clara Sunday at the SDSU Softball Field. The Aztecs won game one, 4-1, and game two, 2-1.
SDSU (24-14, 1-1 MWC) jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first in game one when a Sarah Hershman single to center field allowed Kellie Nordhagen to score from second. The Aztecs would add another run in the bottom of the second with a Summer Ehrsam single to left advancing Brooke Johnson from second.
Santa Clara (11-23) would come within a run in the top of the fourth when a Coresta Salas single to first base allowed Lindsey Braff to score from third. But the Broncos attack would stop there and the Aztecs' two insurance scores in the bottom of the fifth, making the score 4-1, would put things out of reach.
Sandra Durazo (13-7) picked up the win allowing eight hits in seven innings.
Game two provided better defense by the Broncos who held the Aztecs scoreless through six innings. Santa Clara was the first to score taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth.
SDSU would get the win in the bottom of the seventh in dramatic fashion. Joann Figueroa came in to pinch hit for Vanessa Villegas and advanced herself to first on a bunt. She would move to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ehrsam. Nordhagen came to the plate and singled to second moving Figueroa to third and bringing up Hershman with only one out. She was walked, allowing the tying run (Figueroa) to score. Santa Clara walked the next batter, Shannon Flynn, as well. A single by Tiffany Goudy to center brought Hershman home and gave the Aztecs the win.
Tiffany Goudy (3-2) pick up her third win of the year allowing only one hit in seven innings pitched.
The Aztecs have two Mountain West Conference doubleheaders ahead of them next weekend hosting Utah on Friday at 1 p.m. and Brigham Young a day later at the same time.
Santa Clara 1, SDSU 4
SCU 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 8 1
SDSU 1 1 0 0 2 0 x - 4 10 0
Win - Durazo (13-7). Loss - Rodriguez (4-13). Save - None.
Santa Clara 1, SDSU 2
SCU 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 1 1
SDSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 2 7 0
Win - Goudy (3-2). Loss - Barry (7-10). Save - None.