Santa Barbara, Calif.-Spartan pitcher Amanda Pridmore pitched two complete games on Friday and helped lead the San Jose State softball teams to wins over Wisconsin, 9-0 in five innings, and Oklahoma State, 1-0 in nine innings, at the Gaucho Classic II.
Pridmore, the reigning Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, made her first starts in the circle since February 25, after pitching in relief last weekend. Pridmore allowed just six hits in the two games while striking out eight in each game.
Against Wisconsin, the Spartans scored six runs in the fifth inning, had 11 hits and took advantage of seven Badger errors in the win. Michelle Cox, Cheryl Freitas and Annica Wolfe each had two hits in the game.
The Spartans then needed every base runner possible against Oklahoma State as San Jose State won 1-0, despite not getting a hit and taking advantage of the international tie-breaker rule.
In the ninth inning, Alex Stange was placed on second base and moved to third on a Nicole Schultz sacrifice bunt. Markesha Collins reached on an error and stole second which led to Cox being intentionally walked. After Jessica Garcia struck out, Breanna Lopez reached base on a fielding error to score Stange from third for the only run of the game.
San Jose State continues play at the Gaucho Classic II on Saturday. The team plays Oklahoma State at 9 a.m., and Wisconsin at 4 p.m. On Sunday, the Spartans play host UC Santa Barbara at 11:45 a.m.
Gaucho Classic II
Santa Barbara, Calif.
San Jose State 1 Oklahoma State 0 9 innings
Oklahoma State 000 000 000 -- 0 4 3
San Jose State 000 000 001 -- 1 0 0
Espinosa and Ettinger. Pridmore and J. Garcia. WP - Pridmore (8-4). LP - Espinosa (7-4). 2B - Morrison (OKS). 2 hits - Morrison (OKS). Records - Oklahoma State 13-10; San Jose State 16-14.
San Jose State 9 Wisconsin 0 5 innings
San Jose State 012 05 -- 9 11 0
Wisconsin 000 00 -- 0 2 7
Pridmore and J. Garcia. Mcintosh, Najdek (3) and Strange. WP - Pridmore (7-4). LP - Mcintosh (2-5). 2 hits - Cox, Freitas, Wolfe (SJS). Records - San Jose State 15-14; Wisconsin 11-8.
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