Saturday Softball Stretches Into Sunday Morning as Spartans Go 1-1

Las Vegas-The Spartan softball team started playing at the Eller Media Stadium Classic Saturday afternoon, and by the time they got to the finish of their second game, it was now early Sunday morning.  San Jose State shut out San Diego, 5-0, early Saturday evening before falling to Troy, 14-9, late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

In the win over the Toreros, Annica Wolfe went 3-for-3 from the plate including a double with two runs scored.  Amanda Schatz was 2-for-2 with two RBI and a double.  Cheryl Freitas hit her third home run of the season, a shot to center field in the seventh inning.

Jennifer Ames improved her record to 4-4 on the season with a complete-game seven hitter in her first shut out of the year. She struck out three and walked one in 27 batters faced Saturday.

Starting their final game of the day at 9:45 p.m., San Jose State allowed three runs to the Trojans in four different innings and at least one run in six of the seven innings played.    San Jose State scored its first run in the bottom of the second on a BranDee Garcia single to score Wolfe from third.

The Spartans then used a five-run fourth inning to cut the Troy lead to 7-6, but the Trojans responded with three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to lead 13-6.  San Jose State scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, but a 1-2-3 seventh inning ended the Spartans' hopes at 12:10 a.m. Sunday with a 14-9 loss.

Freitas went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and a double.  Breanna Lopez and Jessica Garcia each hit a home run during the game. 

Janessa Gutierrez pitched the first four innings of the game as her record fell to 2-2 on the year.  Alex Molina pitched the final three innings of the game and allowed seven hits and seven runs.

San Jose State finishes at the tournament Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. against host UNLV.

Eller Media Stadium Classic

Las Vegas, Nev.

San Jose State           5          San Diego       0

San Jose State  000      012      2          --         5          9          0

San Diego        000      000      0          --         0          7          0

Ames and Schatz.  Lahitte,Healy (6) and Hensley.  WP - Ames (4-4).  LP - Lahitte (1-2).  HR - Freitas (SJS).  2B - Wolfe, Schatz (SJS).  3 hits - Wolfe (SJS).  2 hits - Schatz (SJS); Gensler (SD).  2 RBI - Freitas, Schatz (SJS).  Records - San Jose State 9-9; San Diego (5-4). 

Troy    14        San Jose State           9

Troy                 303      133      1          --         14        15        0

San Jose State  010      503      0          --           9        11        4

Hutchins, Williams (3), Grove (6) and Pratt.  Gutierrez, Molina (5) and Schatz.  WP - Williams (3-3).  LP - Gutierrez (2-2).  HR - Hollett 3, Gann, Cooper (T); B. Lopez, J. Garcia (SJS).  2B - Smartt, Hewett, Shields (T); Freitas (SJS).  3 hits - Smartt, Hollett (T); Freitas (SJS).  2 hits - Gann, Shields (T); B. Garcia (SJS).  4 RBI - Hollett (T).  3 RBI - Cooper (T); J. Garcia (SJS).  2 RBI - Gann, Hewett (T); B. Garcia, B. Lopez (SJS).  Records - Troy 12-6; San Jose State 9-10.

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