Weber State Softball Makes History With NCAA Win
May 19, 2019, 1:00 AM
(Weber State Athletics)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Weber State softball team defeated Cal State Fullerton 7-3 in the NCAA tournament. With the win, Weber State gives the Big Sky Conference their first ever NCAA Tournament softball win in history.
The Wildcats were in the consolation bracket after losing to UCLA on Friday night.
Weber State played Missouri in game two of their doubleheader to stay alive in the Los Angeles Regional. They fell to the Tigers 7-0, ending their season.
The Wildcats will take on Missouri in a second elimination game in 30 minutes. pic.twitter.com/WCljhROUBy
— Big Sky Softball (@BigSkySoftball) May 19, 2019
The Wildcats scored six of their seven runs in the second inning that started with a three-run home run from Lauren Hoe. Takesha Saltern had an RBI single to push the lead to 4-0 when Ashlyn Visser scored a two-RBI single and the advantage was 6-0 before CS Fullerton ended the inning.
Visser grounded to the short stop when the Wildcats third base runner made it to home plate in the fourth inning.
Fullerton scored their three runs in the sixth inning.
Addie Jensen pitched 5.1 innings and allowed 6 hits, 3 runs and struck out 2 batters.
— 🥎 Weber State Softball 🥎 (@wsusoftball) May 19, 2019
The Wildcats finished the season with a 27-21 record, including a 14-2 mark in conference play.