Spartans Beat Providence 4-2

March 4, 2018

Final Stats

Stockton, Calif. – San José State scored two runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 4-2 victory over the Providence Friars on the final day of the rain-shortened Louisville Slugger Tournament.

“We didn’t hit the ball well at all this weekend,” head coach Peter Turner said. “I was pleased that when our opponent made mistakes we capitalized on them. That is what good teams do.

“The team, including myself, are disappointed that we only got to play three of our six scheduled games this week. Maybe we struggled at the plate because, with all this rain, we never really were able to get into any kind of rhythm.”

Madison Aurin drove in three runs, including the game winner, without getting a hit.

In the first, with runners on second and third, Aurin lifted a fly ball down the right field line. The fielder caught the ball in foul territory and her momentum took into the right field corner. Emma Entzminger (2-for-3, 2R), was on third, tagged and scored easily. Kaelin Amrein (1-for-1, 2R) who was on second, also tagged up and advanced. But when the throw from right field went to second, Amrein just kept running and beat the play at the plate to make it 2-0.



Providence responded with a run in the second. SJSU starter Desiree Severance loaded the bases on a double, a walk, and a single. With two outs, she gave up a second walk, which scored the run. Severance was then lifted in favor of Caroline Bowman, who induced a fly out to end the inning and keep the Spartans in front 2-1.

The Spartans got the run back in the bottom of the third. Amrein got a one-out single and moved up two bases on a Cassidy Clark (1-for-2) single. Aurin (0-for-2, 3 RBI) hit into a fielder’s choice, which scored Amrein to make it 3-1.

Providence scored and unearned run in the fifth to get the Friars back to within a run 3-2, but that was all the offense they would get.

In the bottom of the fifth, SJSU answered the Providence run with one of its own. Entzminger led off with a bunt single. She then moved to second on a passed ball and a throwing error by the catcher allowed her to come all the way around and score an unearned run for the final margin of 4-2.

Bowman (7-0) lasted into the sixth.   But with two away she was replaced in the circle by Aurin who got the last four outs and earned her first save of the year.

Bowman went 4.0 innings giving up a hit and a run, while walking two and striking out one. Aurin pitched 1.1 innings allowing one hit and Severance tossed 1.2 innings giving up three hits and a run. She walked three and struck out two.

San Jose State 4, Providence 2 (Mar 04, 2018 at Stockton, Calif.)


Providence.......... 010 010 0 - 2 5 1     (3-8)

San Jose State...... 201 010 X - 4 5 2     (12-7)


Pitchers: Providence - TRINIDAD; MCCUNE(5) and JENKINS. San Jose State - Severance, Desiree;

BOWMAN, Caroline(2); AURIN, Madison(6) and Avila, Alyssa.

Win-BOWMAN, Caroline(7-0) Save-AURIN, Madison(1) Loss-TRINIDAD(1-4) T-1:35 A-75

Weather: Overcast, 50 degrees

TRINIDAD faced 3 batters in the 5th.

Game: PC-SJ