Broncos Travel to Rival Saint Mary's

Broncos Travel to Rival Saint Mary's

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Heading on the road for the first away conference games of the season, Santa Clara softball plays at Saint Mary's on Sat., April 11 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and Sun., April 12 at 12 p.m. Last week the Broncos opened conference play with a walk-off win vs. LMU. Santa Clara is 11-25 on the season and 1-2 in WCC play.

Santa Clara is hitting .269 (258-958) as a team with 44 doubles, four triples, and 18 home runs. They post a 4.31 ERA with 92 strikeouts and 90 walks in 239.0 innings.

Ellie Fisher leads the team in hitting with a .380 (41-108) batting average and OBP with a .492 mark thanks to a team-best 22 walks. She is also tied for the WCC lead with 16 steals in 19 tries. She has added a double, a triple, nine RBI, and a team-high 22 runs scored. Breezy Bernard is hitting .330 (37-112) and is tied with a conference-best 12 doubles. She also leads Santa Clara with 20 RBI while adding a home run and six runs scored. Jordan Newell is hitting .317 (32-101) with four home runs and six doubles. She has scored 14 runs and knocked in 19. Gianetta France leads the team with six home runs and has added four doubles. France is batting .267 (23-86) with 18 RBI and 12 runs scored.

Ciara Gonzales leads Santa Clara in wins (8), ERA (3.18), innings (114.1), appearances (27), starts (19), complete games (9), strikeouts (41), and is tied for the lead with one shutout. Briana Rios has thrown 52.1 innings with a 4.28 ERA. Rios has appeared in 16 games and made seven starts with one complete game shutout. McCall James has pitched in 20 games and made seven starts with two complete games and one shutout. She also has a save in 54.1 innings with 28 strikeouts. Micaela Vierra has appeared in 10 games and made three starts. She has thrown 18.0 innings and struck out 13.

Saint Mary's is 15-24 on the season and 0-3 in conference action. The Gaels are hitting .245 (253-1031) as a team with 56 doubles, six triples, and 22 home runs. They post a 4.62 ERA with 168 strikeouts and 98 walks in 263.2 innings. They are being outscored on the season 200-140.

Andrea Hazel is tops on the team with a .333 (33-99) batting average. She has hit two home runs and 10 doubles while driving in 14 runs and scored 18. Hailey Sparacino leads the team with 21 runs scored and is hitting .293 (36-123). She leads the team with 12 doubles and has added two home runs and 17 RBI. Sarah Lira is hitting just .216 (25-116) but leads the Gaels in home runs with eight and RBI with 19. She has added two doubles and scored 14 runs.

Katie Moss leads Saint Mary's in ERA with a 3.89 mark and is 8-4. She has appeared in 30 games while making 10 starts and throwing five complete games with one shutout. In 95.1 innings Moss has struck out 103 with 46 walks. Lujane Mussadi is 5-14 with a 4.46 ERA in a team-high 114.2 innings. She has appeared in 28 games and made 19 starts with three complete games and a shutout. Mussadi has one save to go with 52 strikeouts and 25 walks. Kaitlyn Whitt is 2-5 with a 5.29 ERA in 20 games and nine starts. She has collected two saves while tossing 47.2 innings with 12 strikeouts and 25 walks.

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