Santa Clara Splits Games Against San Diego

April 19, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Santa Clara (8-39, 4-6 PCSC) split the first of two double headers against San Diego (15-30, 2-8 PCSC) Saturday. The Broncos won game one 5-4 and lost 9-5 in the second game.

Kaitlyn Rauschnot (1-9) earned her first victory of the season, pitching five shutout innings in relief of Jackie Morales. Morales started and gave up four runs on six hits in two innings pitched. Rauschnot gave up seven hits and two walks, but did not allow anyone to score.

The Broncos got off to a hot start in the first inning when Amanda Edmonson hit her third homerun of the year, a three run shot to give Santa Clara a 3-0 edge. San Diego came back with two runs in the first, tied the game in the second inning, and took a 4-3 lead in the third.

Santa Clara went scoreless for four innings after Edmonson's homerun, but Jackie Nicora got things going in the sixth with a one-out single. Breann Netto then doubled to left-center to score Nicora and was driven home immediately after by Ashley Blier.

Rauschnot held on, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth and allowing just one hit in the seventh to come away with the win.

In the second game of the day, the score was tied 1-1 before San Diego blew the game open with a six-run fifth inning to take a 7-1 run lead. The Broncos were able to score four more runs over the next two innings, but the Toreros added two more insurance runs and came away with the 9-5 victory. Nicole Picard went 2-for-2 with two runs scored for Santa Clara in the game.