April 20, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif.-- San Jose State scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete the sweep Saturday over the Mavericks.
San Jose State 4, UT Arlington 0
SJSU’s BranDee Garcia reached on a fielder’s choice and was able to steal second and third on a throwing error. Devin Caldwell singled down the right field line to drive in the first run of the ballgame for SJSU in the bottom of the third.
The Spartans continued their momentum in the fourth when Vanessa House hit a triple to deep right center and scored on a double. With one out, Markesha Collins homered over the centerfield wall to give San Jose State a 4-0 lead.
The Mavericks completed Game 2 of the three-game series with three hits and three strikeouts against the Spartans.
San Jose State 5, UT Arlington 4
San Jose State scored early, adding a run in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead heading into the third.
Kallan Thompson and Nina Villanueva singled, and Britnea Barilli reached on an error in the top of the third to put runners on for UTA. Thompson and Barilli would score to tie the game 2-all before SJSU ended the inning.
Jolene Schaefer started the top of the fourth with a standup double to left-center. Schaefer would get thrown out on a squeeze, but Thompson would score for the second time of the game to give the Mavs a 3-2 lead.
The Mavericks continued to move runners in the fifth as Villanueva scored off a Lyles single to the right to give UTA a 4-2 lead.
San Jose State scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game. With two outs and two strikes, Jessica Garcia drove in the winning run for the Spartans.
“San Jose State had already won the series and they threw the [No. 3 pitcher at] us and we took advantage of that,” Fox said. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish it off and I think that comes with us being a little inexperienced and young.”
UT Arlington is back in action Wednesday, April 24 as they take on North Texas at Allan Saxe Field.
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