The Pacific softball team swept two games on the second day of the Louisville Slugger Tournament on Sunday at Bill Simoni Field, beating Providence 11-5 and Wagner 7-3.
The Tigers outhit the Friars 10-6. Sydney Lahners led Pacific by hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning, and was 2 for 4, adding a double. Rachel Sellers was 2 for 3, and Hailey Reed and Molly Bourne were also 2 for 4.
Reliever Megan Walters (3-3) earned the win. Taking over for Bethany Hammer in the third inning, Walters allowed three hits, one run, no earned runs and struck out three.
Pacific trailed 3-1 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the third and three more in the fourth to beat Wagner.
Starting pitcher Hailey Reed went the distance, allowing five hits and striking out seven, allowed three runs, all of them earned. At the plate, Reed was 3 for 4.
Sellers was 2 for 3 with two RBI, Lahners was 2 for 3 with a double, and Ralene Estrada doubled in two runs.
Pacific is 8-9 for the season.
Pacific in WCC semifinals
At Las Vegas, the seventh seeded Pacific women's basketball team returns to action in the West Coast Conference Championships when it plays against No. 6 seed San Diego in the semifinals at 2 p.m. today at the Orleans Arena.
This is the second time in program history the Tigers have made the conference semifinals as well as a seventh seed making the semifinals. The last time a seventh seed made it this far was in 2011 by San Diego. These two teams will make it the first ever meeting between a sixth and seventh seed in the conference semifinals.
The last time these teams met in the regular season, the Tigers defeated the Toreros twice by scores of 81-68 and 62-60.
Pacific’s GeAnna Luaulu-Summers averages 16.7 points per game, and Jenelle Grant is the top defender for the Tigers with a 7.2 rebound per game average.
Today’s' winner will advance to the conference championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Pacific 8, Cal Poly 3
At San Luis Obispo, the Tigers (5-8) scored all of its eight runs in the top of the sixth and rapped out 10 hits to beat the Mustangs (5-7). Nate Verlin had an RBI double, Ryan Schalch had a grand slam, and Kevin Sandri, Tyler Ryan and James Free each had run-scoring singles.
Ricky Reynoso pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and striking out six and walking two for the victory.
Sac City 8, Delta 6 (10)
At Delta, the Mustangs (15-2, 2-1 Big 8 Conference) scored a run in the bottom of the eighth for a 6-6 tie, but the Panthers (13-4, 1-2) rallied with two runs in the top of the 10th and held on for the win. For Delta, Jimmy McClenaghan was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI, and Trent North hit a two-run single.
Pacific 4, Hawaii 1
At Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Tigers (3-10) won the doubles point, and posted three singles wins to beat the Rainbow Warriors on the final day of the Pacific Mountain Invitational.
In doubles, the teams of Bernardo-Oliveira-Akram El Sallaly and Ross Watson-Tadiwa Chinamo posted victories. In singles, El Sallally, Mikayel Khachtryan and Johnathan Lieu were winners.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
Delta woman wins 200
At Sacramento, Che’ Rogers of Delta College won the women’s 200-meter dash in 27.39 seconds at the 33rd Beaver Relays at American River College. Rogers and teammates Mattie Brown, Kristen Sotelo and Kaitlin Rice also took third in the 1,600 relay (4:45.60).
Jordan Nance was second in the women’s javelin (91 feet, 7 inches) and Genevieve Lecap was third in the women’s shot put with a distance of 36-11.
For the Delta men, Craig Perkins was second in the shot put (43-9) and Casey Hearn was third in the hammer throw 153-2.
Kim Duyst Invite
At Turlock, Jasmine Gonzales led the Pacific women’s track team by taking second in the 5,000 at the Kim Duyst Invitational with a time of 17 minutes, 44.18 seconds. Emma Winkler was sixth in the same event with 18:10.32.
In the 100 meters, Naomi Nunis was eighth with 13.35 and 16th in the 200 (27.41). Emily Wylie was 13th in the 800 (2:27.45) and 12th in the 400 (1:04.13), and Katelyn Somraty was 16th in the 400 (1:07.80).
Pacific splits pair
At Stanford, the Tigers went 1-1 on Saturday at the Bay Area Kickoff. Pacific improved to 3-1 on the weekend and is 3-3 on the season.
Against San Francisco, Pacific beat the Dons 4-1. The teams of Katrin Gotterba/Alex Holt and Hanne De Schrijver/Ashlyn Fleming won in straight games, while Maycie LaBass/Skylar Wine and Roni Long/Taylor Poncetta triumphed in three games.
Pacific lost to host Stanford 5-0 in the nightcap.