April 24, 2009

SCU to Continue PCSC Play This Weekend with USD

April 24, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Santa Clara softball team will host University of San Diego in their second conference home stand of the season from April 25-26. The Broncos (5-42, 0-12 PCSC) look to post their first PCSC victory of the season over the four-game weekend series. First pitch is set for noon on Saturday and Sunday at SCU's new home, the West Valley College Softball Field. The Toreros (16-30, 6-6 PCSC) head to Northern California after going 3-1 in their last series versus Loyola Marymount.

West Valley College Softball Field
Fans please note the Broncos will call West Valley College Softball Field their home for the 2009 season. For information and directions please go here. There will be a $2 charge for parking and a $5 gate fee for both games of the doubleheader for people 13 and older. Regular admissions will include an official program with entry. Admission for children ages 12 and under will be $2.

Follow the Game
All Santa Clara home games will be available for fans on www.SantaClaraBroncos.com. Fans if you cannot make it to the park to watch your Broncos take the field, you will be able to follow all SCU softball action live on GameTracker.

Last Time Out
SCU was swept by Saint Mary's last weekend and University of Hawai'i on Monday. The Broncos, who fell in all six games played, have not seen the win column since March 21 when they defeated Princeton 7-6 at the Stanford Invitational. At SMC on April 18, Santa Clara fell 2-0 and 10-2, and closed out the four-game series with a 6-1 and 5-0 loss. The following day, on April 20, the Broncos were shutout twice by Hawai'i 12-0 and 9-0.

While Santa Clara has faced several uphill battles this season, they continue to persevere and improve with each outing. The rebuilding Bronco softball program, under first season head coach Lisa Mize, has made strides in 2009 and will continue to build a strong foundation in the seasons to come.

Scouting San Diego
The Toreros of San Diego remain on the road for the second straight weekend. After going 3-1 at Loyola Marymount from April 18-19, USD heads to the Bay Area with a 16-30, 6-6 PCSC record. San Diego is led by Lindsey Fleet, who's hitting .390 and is 48-for-123. She's tallied 22 RBIs, 13 runs, eight doubles and one home run this season. On the defensive end, Jennifer Ellenbeck has anchored the Toreros on the mound. With a 2.99 ERA and an 8-14 record, she's thrown 15 complete games in 27 appearances and 122 strikeouts. She has also given up 158 hits, 85 runs and 44 walks.