Baseball bests University of the Pacific two games to one
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STOCKTON, CALIF.—Santa Clara led 3-1 during the first four innings, scoring on an RBI from senior Grant Meylan and a single from sophomore Jason Dicochea. Junior John Cresto posted a home run against the Tigers’ Shelby Lackey. Pacific took the lead in the sixth, scoring twice. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Freddie Erlandson took the loss for the Broncos.
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Santa Clara tied up the series with a 12-4 win against the Tigers with four runs in the first and second innings. Dicochea and senior Joe Becht had early back-to-back singles. The Broncos also scored twice in both the sixth and eighth. Junior Luke Martin-Resnick came in for relief in the seventh and ended the game with three scoreless innings.
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On Sunday afternoon, the Broncos posted a win against Pacific to take the series. The game was tied at 6-6 during the ninth. A single from senior Jake Brodt broke the tie, allowing Becht to score. The Broncos had three different pitchers who, in total, let in 13 hits and six walks. The game ended in a win for Erlandson, who pitched 1 ⅓ innings.
Santa Clara will face Loyola Marymount University in a three game series this weekend.
Santa Clara Track & Field headed to NCAA Regionals
STANFORD, CALIF.—Redshirt senior Joey Berriatua set the school record in a steeplechase last Thursday night. Berriatua finished the night with a program record of 8:52.04 at the Payton Jordan Invitational and will be continuing on to the NCAA Regional Meet. He is the first Santa Clara runner to complete the event in less than nine minutes.
First-year Zach Litoff finished in the event in 9:06.27, taking 11th place.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—On Saturday, the Broncos sent a larger team to the Sacramento State Open, where the women’s team took fifth place and the men’s took eighth. In the women’s 1,500 meter, junior Bevin McCullough finished 10th, with first year Janie Nabholz close behind in 11th.
Santa Clara will travel to Los Angeles this weekend to compete in the Oxy Invitational.
Softball loses non-conference game at Stanford
STANFORD, CALIF.—During the last non-conference matchup of the season, the Broncos fell 5-1. Stanford came back from their 10-game losing streak. Sophomore Aubree Kim took the loss, allowing four runs. Junior Jordan Dawkins hit a single with first-year Kat Sanchez following with a double RBI. Sophomore Taylor Burns had a hit. Sophomore Hannah Russell and first-year Samantha Johnson-Needham both walked.
Santa Clara will play their final series of the year against Saint Mary’s College this weekend, starting on Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
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