Spartans Come Up Short in Second Day of NorCal Kickoff


DAVIS, Calif. –  Shay McDowell hit her first career home run and had two doubles to lead San José State (0-4, 0-0 MW) softball in a 5-3 loss to Saint Mary’s (3-0, 0-0 WCC) and a 7-2 loss at UC Davis (2-1, 0-0 Big West) from La Rue Field Saturday in the second day of the NorCal Kickoff.

Game One vs. Saint Mary’s

  • Aubrie Thomas had an RBI single in the first inning, knocking in the Spartans first run of the season and giving the Spartans their first lead of the season.
  • The Spartans cut the lead to 5-3 after being down 5-1, plus had two runners on in the top of the seventh inning but came up just short.
  • A. Thomas went 2-for-4 in the game.
  • Carly Cummings crossed the plate in the first inning for her first run scored as a Spartan and had a pair of walks.
  • Lacie Ham came in to pitch in the bottom of the second inning with two on and no outs and got out of the inning by striking out a pair and causing a ground out.
  • Ham finished the game going 5.0 IP with a season-high six strikeouts.
  • Reina Zermeno hit her first RBI single of the season in the fifth inning and went 2-for-3.
  • Zermeno later scored in the fifth inning off a wild pitch.
  • Haley Reeve had her first career stolen base and scored her first career run also in the fifth inning.
  • McDowell went 2-for-2 with two doubles for her first career hits at SJSU.
  • Ashley Rico went 1-for-3.
  • Makayla Freshour had her first career hit and went 1-for-2.
  • Aneesa Almaguer and Taylor Squires both pinch hit and both had their first hits of the season.
  • The Spartans had a season high 10 hits.
  • SJSU left nine runners on base.
  • Saint Mary’s scored at least one run in the first four innings.

 Game Two at UC Davis

  • McDowell hit a solo shot in the top of the first inning for her first as a Spartan and it's the first home run of the season for the Spartans as well.
  • Rico had her first extra base hit of the season with a triple and then scored right afterwards in the second inning.
  • Almaguer had her first RBI of the season hitting home Rico.
  • Zermeno hit her first extra base hit of the season with a double in the third inning.
  • UC Davis scored four runs in the third inning and three in the fifth to put the game away.

UP NEXT: The Spartans finish the NorCal Kickoff on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. taking on Middle Tennessee State from La Rue Field at UC Davis.

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