The Spartan softball team returns to the Bay Area for the Santa Clara Bronco Classic this weekend at the Alden E. Oliver Sports Complex in Hayward. Tickets for the tournament are $5 per day at the gate.
San Jose State Schedule
Friday, March 11 - vs. UC Davis, 4 p.m. (Field 2)
Saturday, March 12 - vs. Albany, 11 a.m. (Field 1)
Saturday, March 12 - vs. Santa Clara, 1:15 p.m. (Field 2)
Sunday, March 13 - vs. UC Davis, 10 a.m. (Field 1)
San Jose State faces UC Davis twice on the weekend. The Aggies begin play Friday with a 9-9 record. Jessica Gonzalez leads their team with a .407 batting average, while Alex Holmes is hitting .386 with a team-high 22 hits.
The Spartans face Santa Clara Saturday afternoon for the third time this season. The Broncos start the tournament with a 3-6 record. San Jose State won the earlier two meetings, 2-1 and 8-0, on February 20 at SJSU Field. Briana Knight leads the Broncos in hitting with a .381 average, eight hits and two home runs.
Albany comes to the West Coast with a 1-4 record. Gina Mason is the team's top hitter with a .400 batting average and the team's only home run of the season. Pitcher Brittany Schweiger is 1-1 on the season with a 0.98 ERA and 12 strikeouts.
The Spartans begin play with a 9-11 record after going 1-4 last weekend at the Eller Media Stadium Classic in Las Vegas. Alex Stange continues to lead the team in hitting with a .364 average and 20 hits. Annica Wolfe is second with a .346 batting average and 18 hits.
Elyssa Fox and Jennifer Ames each have a 2.46 ERA for San Jose State. Fox has a 2-5 record in eight appearances and 25 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched. Ames is 4-4 on the year in 11 appearances and has two saves in 54 innings pitched. She has struck out 21 and pitched five complete games.
San Jose State returns home next week for a doubleheader against New Mexico on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 12 p.m., at SJSU Field.
Directions to Alden E. Oliver Sports Park of Hayward
29000 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA. 94545
From San Jose:
1 Take I-880 NORTH toward OAKLAND.
2. Take the WHIPPLE ROAD/INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY exit.
3. Turn left onto WHIPPLE ROAD.
4. Turn right onto UNION CITY BLVD.
5. UNION CITY BLVD becomes HESPERIAN BLVD.
6. Turn left onto EDEN PARK PLACE.
7. Arrive at 2580 EDEN PARK PLACE, on the left.
From West Oakland:
1. Take I-880 SOUTH toward SAN JOSE.
2. Take the INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY exit.
3.Turn right onto INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY.
4. Turn left onto HESPERIAN BLVD.
5. Turn right onto EDEN PARK PLACE.
6. Arrive at 2580 EDEN PARK PLACE, on the left.
From East Oakland:
1. Take I-580 EAST toward STOCKTON.
2. Take the CA-238 exit toward HAYWARD.
3. Merge onto I-880 SOUTH toward SAN JOSE.
4. Take the INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY exit.
5. Turn right onto INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY.
6. Turn left onto HESPERIAN BLVD.
7. Turn right onto EDEN PARK PLACE.
8. Arrive at 2580 EDEN PARK PLACE, on the left.