Wildcats avoid sweep against UC San Diego

Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham launches the ball at the Chico State softball field in a game against University of Hawaii on Feb 12. Photo Credit: John Domogma

On Saturday afternoon the Wildcats faced UC San Diego in a double header. The ‘Cats went 1-1 losing the first game, 6-8 and bouncing back on the second game to win, 3-1.

Game One

The game went into the tenth inning, junior utility player Ashley Huff scored first for the Wildcats after Tritons freshman outfielder Kendall Baker made the first run in the game.

The Wildcats and the Tritons were tied in the seventh inning with six points each. In both the eighth and ninth inning the teams were unsuccessful. Until the tenth inning.

The game came to an end when Triton sophomore utility player Bianca Devoto hit a double to left center. Both junior, outfielder Kristin George and sophomore, first baseman Emma Schneider scored for the Tritons.

Game Two

Going into game two, there was not a lot of scoring going on.

UC San Diego scored its only point for the game in the second inning. While the Wildcats scored its first point in the fourth inning.

In the fifth inning sophomore catcher Tori Zimmermann hit a single up the middle helping Huff score. Then, junior, outfielder Amanda Cordeiro flied one out left field and senior, outfielder Marlee Rettig scored.

Julie Ortega can be reached at [email protected] or @julieOrtega_ on Twitter.