Softball Splits Doubleheader, Wins LA Tech Series

Ruston, La. – The San Jose State University softball team split a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) doubleheader at Louisiana Tech on Saturday, taking the first game, 4-2, but falling, 6-5, in the second game.

The Spartans won its fourth-consecutive conference series after a 12-0 victory yesterday, marking the first time in program history four three-game conference series have been won in a single season.

“We scored enough runs to win the series and it was a good weekend,” said Head Coach Peter Turner. “Our hitters had good approaches.”

Markesha Collins led San Jose State (31-14, 9-3 WAC) at the plate for the weekend, going 3-for-4 with seven runs scored, six walks and two RBI. Her three hits were all extra-base hits with a double, a triple and a homerun. 

The first game was tied at 2-2 going in to the seventh inning. Jessica Garcia, the Spartans’ seventh batter of the inning, singled in Markesha Collins and Devin Caldwell for the two-run lead, and the game’s final 4-2 score.

Amanda Pridmore improved her record to 19-9 in the complete-game win. She struck out eight batters and allowed five hits. Melanie Goff (2-3) and Michelle Jones scattered a combined six hits and walked the Spartans a season-high nine times.

Timely hitting by the Lady Techsters (21-19, 6-6 WAC) led them to victory in the second game. With runners on second and third, Erin Kipp bombed a three-run homerun for the 3-0 lead in the third.

San Jose State mounted a comeback in the fifth inning. Two-RBI singles for Michelle Cox and Jessica Garcia and Annica Wolfe drove the fifth run with a single to make the score 5-3.

Back-to-back lead-off doubles brought LA Tech within one, and with the bases loaded, a two-run single gave the Lady Techsters the lead for good at 6-5 lead.

Starting pitcher Madison Fish allowed three runs on four hits in three innings of work. Allison Lang (5-3) suffered the loss for the Spartans, scattering four hits and allowing three runs in 1.2 innings of relief. Amanda Pridmore spent 1.1 innings in the circle, allowing one hit with a strikeout.

The Spartans host UT Arlington at SJSU Field for a weekend WAC series on Friday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. (PDT) and for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

The Spartans host UT Arlington for a weekend WAC series on Friday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. (PDT) and for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).


WAC Games
April 13, 2013
Ruston, La.

Game One

San Jose State 4, Louisiana Tech 2


San Jose State...... 000 101 2 -  4  6  0      (31-13, 9-2 WAC)

Louisiana Tech...... 000 011 0 -  2  5  1      (20-19, 5-6 WAC)


Pitchers: San Jose State - Pridmore, Amanda and Garcia, Jessica. Louisiana Tech - Goff, M;

Jones, M(7) and Kipp, E; Kipp, A.

Win-Pridmore, Amanda(19-9)  Loss-Goff, M(2-3) 

HR SJSU - Collins, Markesha.

HR LATECH - Knowles, M.

Game Two

Louisiana Tech 6, San Jose State 5


San Jose State...... 000 050 0 -  5  8  0      (31-14, 9-3 WAC)

Louisiana Tech...... 003 030 X -  6  9  0      (21-19, 6-6 WAC)


Pitchers: San Jose State - Fish, Madison; Lang, Allison(4); Pridmore, Amanda(5) and

Garcia, Jessica. Louisiana Tech - Jones, M; /(5); Frandrup, J(5) and Kipp, E; Kipp, A.

Win-Frandrup, J(1-2)  Loss-Lang, Allison(5-3)

HR LATECH - Kipp, E.

Fish faced 1 batter in the 4th.