SOFT BALL HAPPENED AT WEBER STATE
OGDEN, Utah – Faith Hoe of Weber State combined to make four RBIs, and Mariah Ramirez hit a triple hit to lead the Wildcats to a Sacramento State double-head sweep Friday afternoon at Wildcat Field. Bang Weber won the first set, 7-4, before taking the lead, 5-0.
The two teams will complete their three-game series with tomorrow’s game at 11 a.m. PDT. In a match of the top two in the Big Sky Conference, Weber State improved to 34-10 overall and 12-1 in Big Sky. Sacramento State (May 25-22, 9-5) is currently looking for second place with Portland State.
The Wildcats have won a part in Big Sky’s regular-season championship five years in a row and need only win one of their four remaining games to make the list for six in a row. Weber State is currently 12-1 in the league, while both Sacramento State and Portland State are 9-5.
The Hornets have never taken the lead in either game today. In the opener, Weber State scored one goal in the first, three in the third and another in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. However, Sacramento State hit back, putting 10 hitters to the plate and scoring four times with six hits in the sixth inning. The Hornets had hits in the inning from Samantha Parish, Lexie Webb, Alondra Mejia, Carley Morfey, Amber Rodriguez and Gwen Ludwig. That includes a triple double for Mejia, and an RBI single from Rodriguez and Ludwig.
After the Hornet got through four runs, they would eventually load the bases with two starts, but Weber State pitcher Arissa Henderson cleared the traffic jam with no further damage. The Wildcats scored a pair of insurance runs at the bottom of the sixth table, both coming from a double run by Hoe.
Sacramento State lost to Henderson (13-1), who had been one of the top pitchers in Big Sky all season. She allows Hornet 10 hits and four runs with three walks and eight attacks. In fact, the Hornets outperformed the Wildcats, 10-7. Eight different wasps have had achievements in the competition, including the much-successful games of Rodriguez and Ludwig.
Marissa Bertuccio (17-8) lasted three rounds in the loss. Kelsey Alcantara and Lexie Webb are also welcome in the game field.
In the night finale, Ramirez allowed only three singles with one walk and six strikes in seven innings. She improved to 10-8 with the win, and Hornet couldn’t take advantage of three Bang Weber errors. Parish, Webb and Rodriguez beat Sacramento State.
Alyssa Nunez (1-3) took the loss for the Hornets, scoring the first 3.2 innings of the competition.