RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Senior Briana Knight got Santa Clara going with an RBI-triple in the second inning and freshman Breezy Bernard (pictured) hit two doubles as the Broncos defeated Brown 6-4 Saturday morning at the UCR Softball Tournament in Riverside.
Santa Clara (5-23) also received solid pitching performances from freshman Jaymi Bautista-Geiger, Briana Rios and Jessica Turner to hold off Brown (3-10), who had edged SCU Friday.
Bernard's double to left-centerfield led off the bottom of the second inning and Knight hit an RBI-triple moments later to put SCU in front. Ashley Haney plated Knight on a SAC bunt and it was Jamie Wallis hitting an RBI-double in the third to spark another two-run inning for the Broncos, which pushed the lead to 4-0.
All three Broncos pitchers were effective, with Rios (2-5) working the middle-innings and Turner coming on in the late stages to earn the save.
**Due to incoming weather, Sunday's game schedule has changed slightly. Santa Clara will now play tournament host UCR at 8:30 a.m. For the most updated news on the UCR tournament visit the tournament central page, linked below.
2012 UCR TOURNAMENT
Friday-Sunday, March 23-25 – Amy S. Harrison Field (Riverside, Calif.)
Colorado State 1, Brown 0 - FINAL
Brown 4, Santa Clara 3 - FINAL
Colorado State 3, Santa Clara 2 (10) - FINAL
Santa Clara 6, Brown 4 - FINAL
Colorado State 10, UC Riverside 6 (6) - FINAL
UC Riverside 3, Brown 1- FINAL
UC Riverside vs. Santa Clara 8:30 a.m.
Colorado State vs. Brown 11:00 a.m.
UC Riverside vs. Colorado State 1:30 p.m.
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