SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Taking a break from tournament play, Santa Clara softball heads to UC Riverside for a three-game set. The Broncos and Highlanders will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and conclude the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Santa Clara won three games at the Capital Classic last weekend, picking up a win over Rider on Friday and a sweep of Rider and Sacramento State Saturday.
Santa Clara (7-15) is hitting .249 as a team with a .345 on-base percentage. The Broncos have scored 72 runs with 26 doubles, five triples, and four home runs.
Sammy Needham leads the team with a .383 batting average, 10 doubles, and 13 RBIs while also scoring eight runs and posting a .486 OBP. Regan Dias is hitting .362 with a team-high .500 OBP to go with 13 runs scored and 11 RBIs while Eleni Spirakis leads the Broncos with 18 runs scored and seven stolen bases. Spirakis is hitting .338 with seven doubles and six RBIs.
Dias also leads Santa Clara with five wins and a 3.79 ERA. She has appeared in 12 games and made nine starts with three complete games, tossing 54 2/3 innings. In 15 games, including 10 starts, Lauren Anderson has three complete games and a save while throwing team-best 56 1/3 innings.
UC Riverside (14-12) has won 10 in a row. The Highlanders have been outscored 126-11 on the season. They are hitting .278 as a team with 32 doubles, four triples, and seven home runs and have a 4.44 ERA.
Brittney Garcia has a team-leading .418 average and 20 RBIs while adding 17 runs scored. Emma Ramelot leads the team with four home runs and 20 runs scored while adding 11 RBIs to go with a .296 batting average. Danielle Ortega is hitting .378 with 18 runs scored and Melanie Olmos hits .377 with 18 RBIs.
Jacy Boles leads Riverside in wins (8), appearances (19), starts (12), complete games (6), shutouts (3), innings pitched (79), and strikeouts (57). Megan Casper and tossed 40 innings and Olmos has pitched 32 2/3 frames.
Tickets: Season or single-game tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office in Leavey Center weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Gates to the Santa Clara Softball Stadium, as well as its ticket booth, are open one hour prior to the start of the game.
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