The Sonoma State Seawolves softball team won the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, California with a 5-0 record this past weekend on March 29-31.
With the five games this weekend they advanced their winning streak to 11 games. The Seawolves defeated Western Oregon 8-4, Chaminade 18-7, Simon Fraser 8-0, Saint Martin’s 5-1, and Central Washington 4-3.
The Seawolves overall record now stands at 21-9 and a conference record of 11-6 which puts them in third place behind UC San Diego and Chico State.
Sonoma State softball will return to league play this upcoming weekend April 5 and 6 against Cal State San Marcos at the CSUSM softball field.
In the final game of the tournament freshman Cassidy Romano connected for a three-run homer and finished with a total of six RBIs and seven hits for the weekend.
Romano said, “I think as a team we are a lot more connected outside of softball now than we did at the beginning of the season.” She continued her statement when she said, “I think we trust each other more now on the field too and that helps with being confident with each other when a ball is hit to someone and knowing they are going to make the play.”
Pitcher Brielle Vidmar threw a five-inning shutout against Simon Fraser and collected a total of three wins in the tournament.
Vidmar said, “I have pitched in this conference and against most teams from other conferences the past three years, so I am comfortable and I am aware of what each team has to offer.” Vidmar said, “I am confident in myself and how I have done in the past years and I have progressed as a pitcher. My defense has been doing a great job lately and it makes my job easier. I create the routine plays and they get it done.”
Senior Jordann White has been hot all season and batted in 11 RBI’s and one home run in the Tournament of Champions. This is no surprise from White, who currently holds a .390 batting average.
Other standout players from the Seawolves were Lindsey Calcanyblair with eight RBI’s, pitcher Teresa Danenberg with the win against Chaminade, and pitcher Camille Rodriguez with the win against Saint Martin’s.
As a senior on the team Calcanyblair has been an excellent leader and an extremely hard worker. When asked how it felt to go undefeated for her last year in Tournamnet of Champions she said, “It feels amazing! It always feels so great to get something that you truly earned. I can truly say that we earned this tournament win because everybody did their part in each and every game.”
Hopefully the Seawolves can keep up their winning streak in next weekends series against Cal State San Marcos. You can catch the scores and further information on next weekends games on sonomaseawolves.com. Sonoma State softball’s next home games will be April 12 and 13 against Cal State San Bernardino.