Red Hot Bats Bolster No. 1 Softball Over Santa Clara in Doubleheader
March 15, 2008
Game one gave the starting nod for five new faces on the Sun Devil squad, who backed Megan Elliott in the circle. While Elliott held the Broncos in the first, ASU went on the bottom half of the inning to tack on five to the scoreboard, led by Sarah Rice's first career grand slam as she tore a 2-1 pitch deep to center field to clear the bags. The Broncos rallied back with three runs in the second, but ASU silenced them again with four more in the bottom of the inning as Mandy Urfer hit her first career home run with a two-RBI smash to left center.
After ASU added two in the third,
Game two saw a phenomenal outing for the Sun Devils, both offensively and defensively as Amanda Nesbitt shone in the circle for ASU, throwing her first complete game no-hitter as a Sun Devil to the Broncos as her offense rallied around her putting 11 runs on the board with 12 hits.
Kaitlin Cochran came out red-hot in the game as she had been intentionally walked twice times already in the day, hitting back-to-back two-RBI home runs in the first and second inning to give ASU the 4-0 edge after two complete. The fourth inning saw the offense really click into gear though as ASU put five hits on the board for seven runs anchored by Renee Welty's second home run of the day with a three RBI shot to left field as the Sun Devils finished out the game in an 11-0 rout of the Broncos.