SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara softball opens the West Coast Conference season Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. at Saint Mary's. The teams will close the series at noon on Sunday.
On Tuesday, the Broncos beat Sacramento State 2-1 behind some good pitching and defense.
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Santa Clara (8-23) is hitting .255 as a team with a .310 on-base percentage and a .326 slugging percentage. The Broncos have scored 97 runs with four home runs, three triples, and 39 doubles.
Ellie Fisher leads the team with a .374 batting average, 21 runs scored, and 16 steals in 18 chances. Geenamarie Bonilla is hitting .340 and is tied for the team-lead with 16 RBIs while hitting a team-best 10 doubles and two home runs. She has scored 11 runs as well. Kelsie Barnard also has 16 RBIs and is batting .300.
Micaela Vierra has thrown a team-high 63 2/3 innings with four wins. Aubree Kim has pitched in a team-leading 20 games and has a team-best three complete games. She and Vierra have each fanned 34 to lead the team.
Saint Mary's (14-18) is hitting .242 as a team with a .314 OBP and a .306 slugging percentage. The Gaels have scored 86 runs with four home runs, seven triples, and 26 doubles.
Nikki Alexander is tops on the team with a .359 batting average and 18 runs scored. Hailey Sparacino is hitting .281 and has a team-high 22 RBIs to go with 10 runs scored. Cara Deimercurio has hit two home runs, the only Gael with more than one. She is hitting .239 with seven runs scored and eight RBIs.
Katie Moss leads Saint Mary's in ERA (2.10), wins (8), appearances (22), starts (13), complete games (8), shutouts (1), saves (2), innings (100), and strikeouts (94). Katlyn Whitt has tossed 58 2/3 innings with a 2.98 ERA and Eryn McCoy has added 43.0 innings of 2.77 ERA pitching.
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