Weber State softball wins 6th straight to open Matador Classic

Friday , March 17, 2017 - 6:50 PM

This information was provided by Justin Johnson of Weber State Athletics.

Behind a timely, two-RBI single from senior Riana Splinter in the sixth inning, the Weber State University softball team won its sixth straight game Friday, dropping Cal State Northridge 5-3 in the opening game of the Matador Classic in Northridge, California.

Weber State improved to 13-10-1 overall and is 2-1 against CSUN this season.

Freshman outfielders Takesha Saltern and Landi Hawker, and senior first baseman Sara Hingsberger, all had two hits against the Matadors (14-11), who had won five of their last six games.

The game was tied 1-1 until the fifth inning when Hawker hit a triple and scored on an RBI fielder’s choice from senior Mackenzi Corta. But the Matadors tied things up in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run.

With two on and one out, Splinter singled up the middle to give Weber a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning.

Hawker doubled down the left field line to lead off the seventh, and Hingsberger hit a two-out, RBI double to make it 5-2.

Junior right-hander Kirtlyn Bohling, the reigning Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week, earned the win in the circle, allowing five hits and two runs with four strikeouts and no walks in five innings of work. Sophomore right-hander Tatiana Su’esu’e earned the save in relief, pitching the final two innings with two hits and an unearned run against eight batters.

Weber State finishes the Matador Classic — and concludes non-conference play — Saturday against Quinnipiac and Sunday against Murray State and Bryant.

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