Seattle University softball split two games with Idaho State, falling, 4-2, in eight innings in game one, and winning the second, 5-3, to clinch the series win.
Game 1 - Idaho State 4, Seattle U 2 (8 innings)
After a quiet first and second inning, apart from each team leaving a runner on third base in the second inning, the Redhawks got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the third. Jenny Hurst (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Sarah Petosa (Auburn, Wash.) scored on a Lisa Maulden (Maple Valley, Wash.) double to left center.
The Bengals added a single run each in the top of the fifth and seventh to tie the game, 2-2, and send it into extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, Idaho State was able to add two runs to the board and the Bengals came away with the 4-2 win in eight innings.
Jessica Ulrich (Lewiston, Idaho) got the start for the Redhawks and gave up all four runs, three of which were earned, on eight hits, while walking four and striking out five. Mandie Sugita (Rossmoor, Calif.) entered in relief for the final 1/3 inning.
Amanda Fitzsimmons pitched all eight innings for the Bengals, allowing two runs on seven hits, while walking one and striking out four.
Game 2 - Seattle U 5, Idaho State 3
The Redhawks took the early lead in game two, scoring four runs in the bottom of the second as Theresa Clark (Lakewood, Colo.) hit her first home run of the season to left field, batting in Allegra Wilde (Kennewick, Wash.) and Rogin Hardy (Kirkland, Wash.). Later in the inning, Erin Crowley (Kent, Wash.) scored on a Brianna Guerrero (Buena Park, Calif.) single.
Idaho State fought back, adding a run in the top of the fourth and two more in the top of the sixth to bring the game within one, 4-3.
Crowley scored her second run of the game in the bottom of the sixth on an Ashley DeVaere (Riverside, Calif.) single to increase the Seattle U lead to two. This proved to be the final score as the Redhawks came away with the 5-3 win, as well as the series win in their first weekend of PCSC play.
Richelle Ashburn (Post Falls, Idaho) got the start and win for Seattle U, allowing three runs, only two of which were earned, on eight hits, while walking one and striking out three in six innings pitched. Sugita came in and allowed one hit in one relief inning pitched.
Kelsi Ott got the start in the circle for the Bengals, allowing all five runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings pitched. Fitzsimmons entered in relief and allowed one hit in 1/3 inning pitched.
Seattle University continues conference play at Weber State, with a doubleheader on Friday, Apr. 6 starting at 1 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 7 starting at 11 a.m.