Spartans Close Mary Nutter With Two National Powerhouses

Brittany Abacherli drove in three of the Spartans four runs on Saturday and leads the team with 16 RBIs this year.
Feb. 28, 2016

Final Stats

Cathedral City, Calif. – After winning two of its first three games of the weekend the San José State softball team was swept by a pair of top-10 teams on its final day of competition Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

No. 9 Washington 17, San José State 1 (5)

The Spartans (5-10) scored their lone run of the game in the third inning on an RBI double off the bat of Brittany Abacherli. SJSU starter Emily Rogers (0-1) went three innings, scattered three hits and struck out two Huskies (10-3), but issued three walks in and left trailing 2-1.

Collette Riggs came on in relief at the top of the fourth. She lasted only two-thirds of an inning. Riggs surrendered three hits and walk and four runs and was lifted with SJSU trailing 6-1. Ashley Penney was brought in the try to slow #9 Washington’s offense, but she faired no better.

Penney was in there for two-thirds of an inning. She allowed five hits, walked eight batters and was tagged for 10 runs. By the time she exited the game the Spartans were down 16-1 and lost to Washington 17-1 in five innings.


Washington 17, San Jose State 1 (Feb 27, 2016 at Cathedral City, CA)




Washington.......... 101 78 - 17 12 1     (10-3)

San Jose State...... 001 00 - 1 2 2     (5-10)


Pitchers: Washington - Alvelo and Flores. San Jose State - Rogers, Emily; RIGGS, Colette(4); PENNEY, Ashley(4); AURIN, Madison(5) and Avila, Alyssa.

Win-Alvelo(5-2) Loss-ROGERS, Emily(0-1) T-2 hrs A-500

HR WASH - Aubert; Aguilar; Gano.


No. 8 Georgia 7, San José State 3

SJSU (5-11) scored its three runs against #8 Georgia in the fourth inning. Madison Aurin led off with the first home run of her college career, a solo bomb to left. Three batters later, with a runner on first, Emma Entzminger singled through the left side.

Brittany Abacherli drove both base runners in with a single to left center. The RBIs were Abacherli’s team-leading 15th and 16th of the season.

After using four pitchers in the previous game, starter Chantelle Ladner (3-4) had to go the distance against Georgia (13-1). She gave up 11 hits and all seven Bulldogs’ runs in the first three innings.


Georgia 7, San Jose State 3 (Feb 27, 2016 at Cathedral City, Cali)


Georgia............. 205 000 0 - 7 15 0     (13-1)

San Jose State...... 000 300 0 - 3 6 0     (5-11)


Pitchers: Georgia - Gray; Wilkinson(4) and Browne; McGuire. San Jose State - Ladner, Chantelle and Avila, Alyssa; Conchas, Daisy.

Win-Wilkinson(7-0) Loss-LADNER, Chantelle(3-4) T-2:20 A-417

HR SJ - Aurin, Madison.