FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Santa Clara University softball team went 3-2 at the Colorado State Classic over the weekend, scoring 37 runs and banging out 40 hits in five games.
Sophomore shortstop Jamie Wallis (pictured), from San Jose's Lynnbrook High School, hit four homers and scored nine runs to power the Bronco offense. Wallis was 5 for 14 (.357 BA) during the five games, including going 3 for 3 with four runs in Santa Clara's 13-10 win over host CSU on Friday.
The Broncos (3-6) won their first three games of the tournament, also topping Sacred Heart 7-6 and 8-6. Senior Jenna Fong improved to 3-1 on the year, going down as the pitcher of record in all three wins.
Fong worked 12 1/3 innings and struck out six during the trip. Freshman Jessica Turner pitched 14 2/3 innings, starting in four of the five games.
The terrific offensive numbers for SCU also included a 6 for 11 (.545 BA) tournament for junior All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference outfielder Briana Knight, who homered twice and doubled. Freshman Kelly Scribner played and started in all five games and hit .500 (5 for 10) and rookie classmate Krista Jensen drove in a team-best nine runs.
2011 Colorado State University Classic
Friday, March 4
Sacred Heart 6, Northern Illinois 5
Santa Clara 7, Sacred Heart 6
Northern Illinois 19, Colorado State 5 (5)
Santa Clara 13, Colorado State 10 (6)
Saturday, March 5
Santa Clara 8, Sacred Heart 6
Sacred Heart 12, Colorado State 9
Northern Illinois 13, Santa Clara 5 (5)
Northern Illinois 16, Colorado State 5
Sunday, March 6
Northern Illinois 6, Sacred Heart 5
Colorado State 9, Santa Clara 4
Final Tournament Standings
1. Northern Illinois 4-1
2. Santa Clara 3-2
3. Sacred Heart 2-3
4. Colorado State 1-4