Softball team back on track

The Seawolves are back. After losing four games straight against Humboldt State early in the week, they showed up this weekend winning three huge games against the Stanislaus State Warriors in a back-to-back doubleheader in Turlock, California.

Despite losing their last game against the Warriors 1-0, the Seawolves looked strong all weekend with a 9-3 victory in game one, a 10-0 victory in game two, and another 9-3 finish giving them the overall win in the series.

Game one set the tone for the weekend, when the Seawolves started a hitting frenzy, taking a 5-2 lead in the third inning off of five hits, with four of them being doubles. It didn’t stop there and the Seawolves’ offense continued to dominate all the way to a 9-3 win.

 In game two of Friday, Brielle Vidmar got the opportunity to contribute to her team, which was acknowledged by her teammates. 

“The best part of the weekend was when Brielle, our freshman pitcher, came out in game two and held them down to a no hitter until the seventh inning. It was probably one of her best outings,” said Sarah Langley.

Vidmar wasn’t the only noteworthy performer. Carlie Daniel also popped two doubles and added six RBI while scoring three runs on her own. making her 6 for 8 in Friday’s doubleheader.

A long day Friday didn’t kill the Seawolves’ energy Saturday. In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader their offense continued to dominate. Daniel started things off in the third inning, scoring Alison Strycula off an RBI single to centerfield.

In the fifth inning, the Seawolves offensive power took off once again. Jordann White homered for two runs, giving the Seawolves a 5-0 lead and then Mayleen Mazon also hit a homerun, adding three more runs giving them the 8-0 lead.

“Our biggest strength was our offense. We put up double digit hits in most of the games which was awesome and took some of the pressure off our pitchers and defense,” Langley said. 

The Warriors scored three runs to extend the game, before Langley put them away with an RBI double giving them the final score 9-3.

The last game of the weekend gave the Seawolves the opportunity to sweep the Warriors, which the team didn’t take lightly. 

“Of course we were all excited about this because this team has not given up four games to another team for about four years,” Jordann White said.

Unlike the other high scoring games, the Seawolves didn’t score a single run on Saturday’s final game. Stanislaus’ Karina Callazo and Brielle Vidmar battled on the mound preventing any scoring. 

“We played our hardest but our offense did not perform like we did in the games before. If we had hit like we did in the previous games there would have been no stopping us,”  said White.

The bottom of the eighth, the Warriors ended the scoring drought and snagged the victory, 1-0. Regardless of the final loss, the Seawolves are feeling positive heading forward.

 “Our team is feeling strong about the season and all we want to do is finish strong because it is all about the post season,” Langley said. 

The team is preparing for the conference championships in two weeks and are currently in fourth place in the CCAA standings.  

This weekend the Seawolves return home to play their final four regular season games against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Play will kick off Friday at 1 p.m. at Seawolf Softball Field.