Softball To Play at Highlander Classic Friday Through Sunday

Softball To Play at Highlander Classic Friday Through Sunday

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara softball travels to the Highlander Classic hosted by UC Riverside beginning Friday. The Broncos will play UTEP Friday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m., Idaho State Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Riverside Saturday at 2 p.m.

The 2020 season began at the NorCal Kickoff where the Broncos picked up two wins in five games. They topped Idaho State 8-0 in 5 innings to give head coach Gina Carbonatto her first collegiate win and then topped Sacramento State 7-4 in the weekend's finale.

Sammy Needham had a big weekend to lead the offense. Starting all five games, the junior hit .500 with a double, three RBIs, and four runs scored while also swiping two bases in two attempts. Freshman Ashley Trierweiler hit .462 with a double, three RBIs, and three runs scored and Emma Bickford drove in a team high five RBIs while hitting .412 with two doubles and two runs scored. Eleni Spirakis hit .400 with four runs scored and a triple with Hannah Russell batting .385 with two RBIs and Regan Dias adding two doubles and a home run to go with a .333 batting average.

In the circle, Dias shined in three appearances, posting a 0.69 ERA. Her lone start was a complete game shutout that saw her toss 4 2/3 no-hit innings. She also picked up a win out of the bullpen. Lauren Anderson, Aubree Kim, and Hannah Edwards all started games with Lauren Schiek making two appearances in relief.


Live Stats Feb. 14 vs. UTEP
  Feb. 15 vs. Idaho State
  Feb. 15 at UC Riverside
  Feb. 16 vs. UTEP

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