The Sonoma State Seawolves softball team had a successful Friday, winning both their games against Cal State San Bernardino. The games took place on Sonoma State’s campus Friday afternoon to evening. Thanks to the team’s victories, they are now standing at 27-12 overall and 17-9 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
“I think we’ve been building momentum through the season and we’re in a good spot right now,” says sophomore Julie Davis.
The team came back strong Friday, after the losses of their last three games, previous to that the team was on an incredible 14 game winning streak.
During game one, the Seawolves beat Cal State San Bernardino 5-2. Pitching for the Seawolves was junior Brielle Vidmar with her sixteenth win in one game, and freshman Camille Rodriguez with her sixth. Sonoma State took an early lead over the Coyotes in the first inning scoring a pair of runs. Cameron Kirtlan and Jordyn Martinez went 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI each. Freshman Courtney Jack hit her second home run of the season and Martinez hit her ninth.
She is now tied with teammate Jordann White for most home runs in the CCAA.
Alee Balanon drew a leadoff walk which was followed by Davis with a sacrifice bunt to advance her to second base. The first run of the game from the Seawolves was Kirtlan, who stole her twenty-third base of the season then scored off a hit by White to right field.
“We have really cleaned up our defense since the beginning of the season and our pitching is only getting stronger so those two aspects have attributed greatly,” said Kirtlan. “We’re able to make good contact & have hard hit balls most of our at-bats.”
After a couple hits in the third inning, the Coyotes tied the score. In the bottom of the third, Martinez scored another run giving the Seawolves the lead once again. In the fourth inning the Seawolves took the game by scoring two more runs, one being Jack’s home run. The Seawolves closed the game with a three point lead over the Coyotes.
The Coyotes weren’t able to score the first four innings of game two with Rodriguez pitching. In the second inning, the Seawolves scored four points. Nicole Renner and Jack recorded RBI singles each, and Balanon hit a double which brought Renner and Jack home. Freshman Cassidy Romano started off the fourth inning strong by hitting a single then stealing second, and advancing to third during a wild pitch. Jack hit an RBI sacrifice bunt which brought Romano home.
The Coyotes put two points on the board at the top of the fifth, but the same concluded in Seawolf victory with a final score of 6-2.
“Winning always feels good. It’s the wins we earn as a team that always feel the best though. Everybody doing their parts and playing good softball,” said senior Lindsey Calcany Blair.
You can catch the scores and further information on next their games on sonomaseawolves.com.