The Spartans took an early 3-0 lead over Southern Utah in the first inning as Jessica Garcia doubled to left field to score Markesha Collins and Michelle Cox. Garcia eventually scored on an Alex Stange single to left center.
San Jose State scored a run in the fifth as Collins singled down the left field line to score Vanessa House after she tripled to right field. But Southern Utah scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score at 4-4. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Spartans scored two runs on no hits as Southern Utah committed three errors.
Freshman Allison Lang started the game in circle for San Jose State and pitched the first three innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out one. Freshman Madison Fish pitched four innings of relief and also allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three.
Against Santa Clara, the Spartans scored both of their runs in the fourth inning on bases loaded walks. Annica Wolfe started the inning with a double to right center and was pinch run for by Lauren Shanks. House then singled and moved to second during the play. Stange walked to load the bases. With one out, pinch hitter Amanda Schatz drew a walk to score Shanks. Britney Helm then drew another walk to score House and give the Spartans a 2-0 lead and the eventual win.
Pitcher Jennifer Ames picked up her second win of the season. She allowed just five hits and one earned run and struck one in her second complete game of the year.
"Jen got ahead of the count and had command and velocity of her pitches today," said Spartan head coach Peter Turner. "We are struggling and had to find a way to grind out wins. I am proud that we do not quit and of my freshmen in the circle."
The Super Series concludes Sunday with two games - Santa Clara versus Southern Utah at 10 a.m., and San Jose State against Santa Clara at 12:15 p.m.
Deanna Mauer Super Series
San Jose State 6 Southern Utah 4
Southern Utah 002 002 0 -- 4 10 4
San Jose State 300 012 x -- 6 7 0
Axe, Ostler (5), Black (6) and Gray. Lang, Fish (4) and J. Garcia. WP - Fish (1-0). LP - Black (6-4). HR - Dyer (SU). 3B - House (SJS). 2B - Bryant 2, Henderson, Gurski (SU); J. Garcia (SJS). 2 hits - Loewen, Bryant, Dyer, Gurski (SU); Collins, J. Garcia (SJS). 2 RBI - Bryant, Dyer (SU); J. Garcia (SU). Records - Southern Utah 9-8; San Jose State 8-11.
San Jose State 2 Santa Clara 1
Santa Clara 000 001 0 -- 1 5 1
San Jose State 000 200 x -- 2 4 0
Bautista-Geiger, Turner (4) and Bernard. Ames and Morentin. WP - Ames (2-6). LP - Bautista-Geiger (0-4). 2B - Wolfe (SJS). Records - Santa Clara 3-14; San Jose State 9-11.
Southern Utah 6 Santa Clara 1
Santa Clara 000 000 1 -- 1 7 3
Southern Utah 000 501 x -- 6 6 2
Theis, Rios (4) and Bernard. Black, Gurski (7) and Olinger. WP - Black (6-3). LP - Theis (2-3). 2B - Loewen, Dyer (SC). 2 RBI - Dyer, Gurski (SU). Records - Santa Clara 3-13; Southern Utah 9-7.
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