SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Santa Clara softball lost a pair of close games to San Diego Saturday afternoon on the road. The Broncos dropped the first game 3-1 and suffered a walk-off 2-1 loss in game two.
In the bottom of the sixth, San Diego (19-17, 5-2 WCC) took advantage of a leadoff error to take their first lead of the game. With the bases loaded and one out, a fielder's choice brought in the first run of the inning and a sac fly followed to make it 3-1.
Lindsay Clare was the only Torero to pick up more than one hit. She finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored while five others had one hit each with three players driving in one run apiece.
Micaela Vierra (5-11) picked up the loss despite pitching a complete game and not allowing any earned runs. She finished with three unearned runs on her record on seven hits with a strikeout.
Ellie Fisher picked up three singles, all to lead off an inning, but Santa Clara (11-30, 3-4 WCC) could only take advantage once, in the top of the third. Taylor Burns knocked in Fisher with an RBI double.
Megan Sabbatini (9-9) went the distance to collect a win. She allowed one run on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
A dropped foul ball in the bottom of the seventh proved to be devastating for Santa Clara (11-32, 3-6 WCC). Clare took advantage of her new life with a single down the first field line and Shannon McKeon followed with a single to left. After the second out was recorded, Sara Silveyra came up with the game-winning hit for San Diego (20-17, 6-2 WCC).
McKeon picked up two hits, including a double, with six other Toreros getting one hit each.
McCall James (1-4) pitched well for the Broncos but got the loss. She allowed two runs, one earned, on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Santa Clara scored its lone run in the top of the fourth. After two quick outs, Kimberly Goulart tripled and Geenamarie Bonilla followed with a single to center that tied the game at 1-all after the Toreros took a 1-0 lead in the second.
Goulart was 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, and a run scored to lead the Bronco offense. Fisher also added two more hits to finish with five on the day.
Sabbatini (10-9) pitcher her second complete game of the day and got her second win. She allowed one run on seven hits with three strikeouts.
The series wraps-up tomorrow at noon.
Connect with the Broncos on Social Media
Athletics: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
Softball: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
August 22, 2017 Softball Completes Coaching Staff
June 27, 2017 Dodd Named Head Softball Coach
May 25, 2017 Head Softball Coach Resigns
May 16, 2017 Softball Lands Three on All-WCC Teams
May 11, 2017 Seven Softball Players Honored for Academic Success
May 6, 2017 Softball Falls on Senior Day to No. 20 BYU
May 3, 2017 Softball Finishes Season with No. 20 BYU
April 30, 2017 Softball Can't Avoid Sweep in Series Finale
April 29, 2017 Softball Swept by Pacific in Saturday Doubleheader
April 27, 2017 Softball Returns Home to Face Pacifc
April 24, 2017 Softball Adds Two to 2018 Roster
April 22, 2017 Softball Loses Two Close Games at San Diego
April 20, 2017 Softball Concludes Road Slate at San Diego
April 18, 2017 Softball Downed by Stanford Comeback
April 17, 2017 Softball Travels to Stanford Tuesday
April 15, 2017 Softball Beaten by LMU in Series Finale
April 14, 2017 James' Gem Earns Softball Split
April 13, 2017 Softball Welcomes LMU for First Home WCC Series
April 13, 2017 Softball Topped by Fresno State Thursday Night
April 12, 2017 Softball Drops Midweek Contest at Cal
April 10, 2017 Fisher Named WCC Player of the Week
April 10, 2017 Softball Plays Two Midweek Games
April 6, 2017 West Coast Conference Play Begins for Softball
April 3, 2017 Softball Hosts Sacramento State Tuesday in Midweek Game
March 25, 2017 Softball Drops Two to Seattle, UC Santa Barbara
March 23, 2017 Tournament Play Concludes for Softball at Gaucho Classic II
March 19, 2017 Softball Falls Twice on Final day of Santa Clara Round Robin
March 18, 2017 Softball Drops Close Game in Finale, Falls Twice Saturday
March 15, 2017 Softball Hosts Five-Team Santa Clara Round Robin
March 12, 2017 Softball Closes Lobo Classic with Split
March 11, 2017 Softball Splits on Day Two of Lobo Classic
March 10, 2017 Softball Falls to New Mexico on Day One of Lobo Classic
March 8, 2017 Softball Plays in Lobo Classic Starting Friday
March 4, 2017 Four Run First Propels Softball Past Weber State
February 28, 2017 Softball Heads to Boise for SpringHill Suites Classic
February 26, 2017 Softball Falls to Weber State in Santa Clara Invitational Finale
February 25, 2017 Game Two Win Over UIC Gives Softball Split
February 24, 2017 Softball Drops Two on First Day of Santa Clara Invitational
February 22, 2017 Santa Clara Invitational Up Next for Softball
February 19, 2017 Softball Earns Split with Exciting Win in Finale of Bronco Classic
February 18, 2017 Bats Come Alive to Lift Softball to Split in Bronco Classic
February 17, 2017 Day One of Softball's Bronco Classic Postponed Due to Weather
February 15, 2017 Softball Hosts Bronco Classic This Weekend
February 11, 2017 Softball Swept in Opening Day Doubleheader by UC Davis
February 9, 2017 Softball Opens Season Saturday with Doubleheader vs. UC Davis
January 10, 2017 Softball Season and Single Game Tickets on Sale Now
January 3, 2017 Softball's Seventh Annual Crab Feed Set for Jan. 28
December 6, 2016 Softball Releases 2017 Schedule
December 5, 2016 Softball Adds Four to 2018 Roster
September 30, 2016 Softball Takes Part in Out of Darkness Walk
September 27, 2016 Softball Hosts Alumni Game Oct. 8