Mejia's power surge lifts Wildcats to win

May 4 2013 - 11:07pm

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Desiree Mejia
Desiree Mejia

GREELEY, Colo. -- The Wildcats brought down the curtain on their season on a high note.

Junior catcher Desiree Mejia hit her third home run of the season in the fifth inning, lifting the Weber State University softball team to a 2-1 victory over Northern Colorado at Butler-Hancock Field.

The win also gave the Wildcats their second Big Sky series victory of the year.

Weber State pounded out nine hits to the Bears' six, and allowed Northern Colorado just eight base-runners for the afternoon.

Mejia, who hit a blistering .500 for the series, had two hits including the home run, which was her third of the week after hitting her first of the season on Tuesday Utah Valley and her second during the series' opener on Friday.

Freshman first baseman Krystin Kubo had two hits and an RBI, while sophomore designated player Stephanie Mathias, freshman third baseman Alyson Kulp, freshman right fielder Dusti Blair, freshman left fielder Rudi Barrious and senior center fielder London Clarke each tallied singles.

Sophomore right-hander Morgan Allaband earned the win on the mound, her sixth of the season, while junior right-hander Kylee Colvin earned the save in relief.

Weber State wasted no time in taking an early lead in the first inning, with Mathias reaching after being hit by a pitch for the 18th time this season. Mathias went on to score the first run of the game after Kubo singled up the middle.

Northern Colorado briefly tied the game up at 1-1, scoring on a Weber State error.

With two outs in the top of the fifth, Mejia smashed the ball over the fence at center field to put Weber State back in front for good.

The Wildcats wrapped up their season at 10-38 overall, 5-13 in Big Sky play, and will bid farewell to just one senior -- center fielder London Clarke -- to graduation.

 

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