SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara softball closes out tournament play at the Gaucho Classic II Saturday and Sunday in Santa Barbara. The Broncos play host UC Santa Barbara Saturday at 3:45 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. They play Seattle Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.
Last week the Broncos picked up one win at the Santa Clara Round Robin. They won in exciting fashion with a 6-3 walk-off victory over Lehigh.
Santa Clara is 6-33 all-time vs. UC Santa Barbara and 4-6 all-time vs. Seattle.
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Santa Clara (7-19) is hitting .254 as a team with a .303 on-base percentage and a .312 slugging percentage. The Broncos have scored 80 runs with three home runs and 30 doubles.
Geenamarie Bonilla leads the team with a .346 batting average, eight doubles, and two home runs. She is tied for the team lead with 15 RBIs and has scored 10 runs. Kelsie Barnard also has 15 RBIs and has added four doubles and four runs scored. Ellie Fisher is hitting .344 with a team-high 14 runs scored. She also leads Santa Clara with 13 steals in 15 attempts.
In the circle, the Broncos have a 4.78 ERA in 171 1/3 innings. Micaela Vierra has tossed a team-high 53 2/3 innings with 30 strikeouts. Aubree Kim has a team-best three complete games and has pitched 49 2/3 innings. Ciara Gonzalez has thrown 36 1/3 innings and McCall James has pitched 31 2/3.
UC Santa Barbara (12-14) is hitting .293 as a team with a .353 OBP and a .415 slugging percentage. The Gauchos have scored 109 runs with 12 home runs, five triples, and 39 doubles.
Jessica Johnston is hitting .373 to lead the team. She also has a team-high 10 doubles with two home runs, 11 RBIs and 18 runs scored. Sierra Altmeyer leads the team with five home runs, 14 RBIs, and 21 runs scored. She is hitting .342.
UC Santa Barbara has a 7.23 team ERA in 168 innings. Veronika Gulvin leads the team in wins (8), ERA (4.72), complete games (3), innings pitched (80), and strikeouts (49). Felisha Noriega has tossed 54 innings with 26 strikeouts in 21 appearances, including 14 starts.
Seattle (8-19) is hitting .277 as a team with a .334 OBP and a .354 slugging percentage. The Redhawks have scored 98 runs on eight home runs, five triples, and 22 doubles.
Paige Bouska is hitting .384 and has scored a team-best 19 runs. She has added three triples and five RBIs. Madison Cathcart leads the team with 19 RBIs and is hitting .277. Kaylee Ree is batting .315 with two home runs and 12 RBIs.
Andie Larkins has tossed a team-high 94 innings with 47 strikeouts. She has collected thrown nine complete games and one shutout. Alyssa Reuble has fanned 22 in 57 2/3 innings with a 5.34 ERA.
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