San Diego State Sweeps Doubleheader at Colorado State
May 5, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The San Diego State softball team had five homers in the opener and tossed a shutout in the nightcap in a doubleheader sweep over Colorado State Sunday in Fort Collins, Colo. The Aztecs (32-18) are back in sole possession of first place in the Mountain West at 10-5 after winning, 12-4, in six innings and 4-0.
In the opener, SDSU tied a school record with five home runs en route to the 12-4, six-inning victory.
Senior Kristin May (Corona, Calif.) led the way for San Diego State with two homers and five RBIs. Sophomore Kayla Jordan (San Diego/Bonita Vista HS), meanwhile, was 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, two runs and her Aztec single-season record sixth triple of the year.
Junior Patrice Jackson (Kansas City, Mo.) had her league-leading 16th homer, three RBIs, two runs and a walk and junior Katie Mathis (Grass Valley, Calif.) recorded her first career home run, drew a walk and scored a pair of runs.
SDSU scored four runs in the top of the first, two in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and finished the run-rule victory with three scores in the sixth.
Freshman left-hander Danielle O'Toole (Upland, Calif.) picked up the win for San Diego State after allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk over six innings. She struck out six.
In the nightcap, senior right-hander Rebecca Arbino (Clovis, Calif.) tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout in the Aztecs' 4-0 victory. Arbino (18-12) had a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings and ended up allowing just four baserunners on two singles, a walk and a hit batter. She had four strikeouts.
SDSU struck first once again in the top of the first when Jackson had a two-out double, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a single by Bauer.
In the fifth, Mathis led off with a double and, after a four-pitch walk to Jordan, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by senior Tiffany Corder (San Clemente, Calif.). She then scored on a passed ball, which allowed Jordan to get to third. Jackson followed with a groundout to second base that scored Jordan and put San Diego State up, 3-0.
The Aztecs added another run in the sixth as senior Kamerin May (Corona, Calif.) had a leadoff double and was replaced by junior Stefani Polonia (Pico Rivera, Calif./Towson Univ.). Polonia advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Kristin May and scored on a groundout by freshman Kayla Bufardeci (Castro Valley, Calif.) for the final run of the game.
Bauer had two hits and an RBI, while Jackson had a double, RBI, run and walk. Jordan also reached twice with a single and a walk.
The Rams (22-24, 8-7 MW) won the opening game of the series yesterday by a 3-0 margin.
SDSU wraps up its regular season with a three-game home series against UNLV, beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. PT.
NOTES: San Diego State improved to 13-4 when it scores in the first inning, 27-6 when scoring first, 23-2 when leading after five innings, 32-8 when leading at any point in the game and 27-3 when outhitting its opponent ... SDSU's five homers in the first game tied a school record (also Feb. 17, 2006 vs. Rider) ...C Kristin May's two homers in the opener tied a single-game school record ... It was the fourth time this year that a San Diego State player had two home runs in a game (also Patrice Jackson (twice) and Lorena Bauer) ... LF Kayla Jordan led off the first game with a home run, her third leadoff homer of the season (also Feb. 21 vs. Virginia and March 13 vs. Miami (OH)) ... It was Jordan's first home run since the Miami (OH) game (22 games) ... Jordan later recorded her sixth triple of the year, which set a school single-season record ... CF Patrice Jackson's two-run home run in the opener was her 16th on the year, which ranks second all-time with the Aztecs ... RF Katie Mathis' solo homer in the first game was her first in her 76 career games with an at-bat ... RHP Rebecca Arbino had her fifth shutout of the season in the nightcap.
Game 1: San Diego State 12, Colorado State 4 (6 innings)
San Diego State 402 123 -- 12 11 2
Colorado State 002 020 -- 4 7 0
O'Toole and Kr. May; McCarthy, Randle (3), Snyder (5) and Pohl
W - O'Toole, 13-6; L - McCarthy, 17-11
HR: San Diego State, Jordan (6), Kr. May 2 (3), Jackson (16), Mathis (1); Colorado State, Rodriguez (2)
Game 2: San Diego State 4, Colorado State 0
San Diego State (32-18, 10-5 MW) 100 021 0 -- 4 7 0
Colorado State (22-24, 8-7 MW) 000 000 0 -- 0 1 0
Arbino and Kr. May; McCarthy and Pohl
W - Arbino, 18-12; L - McCarthy, 17-12