Wildcats earn PCSC series split with Bears
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Tuesday 04/01/2012
Courtesy: Weber State
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GREELEY, Colo. - For the second straight day, the Weber State University softball team earned a split in Pacific Coast Softball Conference action with Northern Colorado.

The Wildcats fell 13-6 in the opening game of the day, but bounced back with a 3-1 victory in the second game at BH Softball Field, earning their first-ever series split in PCSC play.

"We had a strong team performance and a great effort from everyone this weekend," Weber State coach Tina Johnson said. "We played with confidence and composure in game four. I'm proud of the girls and how they came together.

"This puts us in the thick of things, and the girls are excited for the next series."

Sophomore shortstop Brooke Silva went 3-for-4 in the first game, while senior right hander Sarah Clark, senior center fielder Erika Dixon and senior third baseman Lyndsey Minnich each had two hits.

Minnich had her third home run of the series with Northern Colorado, and added a double. Dixon had a triple, and freshman catcher Janel Cunningham also had a home run.

Weber State outhit Northern Colorado 12-11 in the game, but committee a season high-tying six errors, as Clark took her seventh loss of the year.

In the second game, the Wildcats locked down the Bears, holding Northern Colorado scoreless until the seventh inning.

Freshman Cydnee Clarke went 3-of-3 at the plate, including a double, and scored a sixth-inning run after older sister London hit a two-RBI double down the left field line.

Minnich had an RBI triple in the third inning, her 40th RBI of the season, scoring senior second baseman Symbree Minniear to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

Clark earned the win on the mound, moving to 11-7 on the year, scattering six hits and striking out eight in 5.2 innings of work.

Weber State (2-2 Pacific Coast, 13-20 overall) will make its home Pacific Coast debut on Friday against Seattle University.

First pitch against the Redhawks (3-1 PCSC, 10-17 overall) is set for 2 p.m. at Wildcat Softball Field.