SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara baseball clinched a series win over Pacific on Saturday night as senior Jacob Steffens threw a complete game to lead SCU to a 7-2 victory. SCU will go for the series sweep on Sunday as the Broncos will honor their seniors prior to the game.
In his final start at Stephen Schott Stadium, Steffens led Santa Clara (13-35, 9-14) to its second straight victory over Pacific (16-32, 4-19) as he threw 108 pitches in nine innings and allowed just eight hits and two earned runs while striking out nine batters. It is the fourth complete-game victory Steffens has earned this season.
After a drawing a walk to begin the game, Pacific took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a double by James Free.
Santa Clara struck for three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-1 lead they would not relinquish. Junior catcher Lucas Eliason's two-out double drove in two runs and then sophomore third baseman John Cresto singled to score Eliason from second base.
Pacific pulled a run back in the fifth inning when Kevin Sandri hit a two-out double to drive in a run.
Freshman center fielder Andre Nnebe drove in Eliason with another two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning and put SCU up 4-2. SCU added two runs in the seventh and a run in the eighth to the end the game's scoring.
Up Next: The teams finish the series on Sunday with a 1 p.m. start.
Senior Day: Bronco baseball seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
Enter to Win: Stop by the marketing table to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, and Chase Bryant at Shoreline Amphitheater on Saturday, June 17th. All fans that stop by the marketing table will receive one entry into the raffle.
Ruff Riders Promotions: The first 25 Ruff Riders receive a neon green RR sunglasses.
Ruff Rider Rewards App Redemption Game: Redeem you RR Rewards points for sweet Ruff Riders swag at the marketing table located in the entrance plaza.
Parking: Parking is now available in the Guadalupe lot, adjacent to 455 El Camino Real. The Guadalupe lot is reserved beginning 60 minutes before game time through the end of the event for free parking. Baseball parking is no longer allowed in the lot behind Schott Stadium's left field wall. Overflow parking is available in the Leavey Center lot. Spectators that plan to arrive more than an hour prior to game time on weekdays are encouraged to purchase a parking permit for the Leavey lot. All SCU lot parking is free on weekends. ADA parking is available in the lot directly in front of the main gates; there is no general public parking in this lot. Follow signs for parking instructions.
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