Baseball wins two of three against the University of San Francisco
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—Santa Clara opened the series with a win against the conference leader Dons (23-19, 12-7 WCC). Sophomore Jake MacNichols hit a key RBI double in the 12th inning to help secure the win. Bronco starting pitcher and junior Freddie Erlandson did not give up a hit during the third through sixth innings, only allowing two walks.
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Santa Clara came home with an extra-inning win against the Dons on Saturday. Senior Jake Brodt hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning to break the 5-5 tie and lead to the eventual win.
The game went into extra innings when the University of San Francisco tied the score by scoring three runs in the 7th inning. Santa Clara took back the lead when junior John Cresto hit a solo home run in the 10th inning at Benedetti Diamond. USF was able to extend the game in the bottom half of the tenth after a Bronco error.
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In the last game of the series, USF routed the Broncos. Santa Clara scored the first run of the game, which was answered by six runs from the Dons. The Broncos scored twice more in the fourth to make the game 6-3 but USF scored two runs in each of the fourth, sixth and eighth innings.
The Broncos will face the University of the Pacific in a three game series this weekend beginning Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
Softball drops series to Pacific after no-hitter in game one
STOCKTON, CALIF.—Sophomore Aubree Kim threw the fourth no-hitter in Santa Clara softball history during the Broncos’ 2-0 game one win over the University of the Pacific. The previous no-hitter from a Santa Clara pitcher was on April 28, 2004, when Jamie Forman-Lau tossed a five-inning perfect game. Kim allowed just one baserunner on a walk and struck out eight.
The second game went to Pacific, 5-4 after they broke the 4-4 tie in the 10th with the first run since the second inning.
The final game of the series was taken by Pacific on Sunday, ending with a score of 5-1. Santa Clara got its first run in the 7th from sophomore Hannah Russell, who had two hits including a double against the Tigers.
Santa Clara will begin the final series of the season against Saint Mary’s on Friday, May 12.
Women’s Water Polo loses to Concordia University at GCC Championship
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—The Broncos fell to Concordia 8-5 last weekend in the seventh-place game of the Golden Coast Conference Championship.
Junior Annie Eldredge scored three times and posted two assists and two steals.
She matched her career-high in goals for the eighth time in her college career.
Santa Clara had 33 shots against goalkeeper Ariana Olmos, who posted 17 blocks. Sophomore goalie Lydia Dadd had five saves against the Concordia offense.
After an early two-point deficit in the first quarter, the Broncos closed the gap to one on three separate occasions throughout the game, before the Eagles were able to pull ahead and seal the win.
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