The Dixie State softball team built its winning streak to 12 games as they swept BYU Hawaii 6-1 and 9-0 in 6 innings in a PacWest doubleheader Saturday at Karl Brooks Field in St. George.
On senior day, the Red Storm (33-10, 23-5 PWC) honored former Tooele High School softball players Lauren Folta and Kelsey Mendenhall. Each lady was given flowers and a recap of their four-years careers.
Folta started game one on Saturday by throwing a complete game, allowing three hits and an unearned run. She struck out three batters and lowered her ERA to a stellar 2.07. Mendenhall started things off with a 2-run triple in the bottom of the first to give DSC a 2-1 lead.
In the Red Storm fourth inning, freshman Marla Reiter led off with a double to right center and Higgins followed with a single through the left side. Higgins then stole second prior to Schlacter’s perfectly executed RBI sacrifice squeeze bunt giving DSC a 3-1 lead.
Junior Kylee Bufton followed by hitting her second home run of the season, a two run shot to left center that gave the Red Storm a 5-1 advantage.
In game two, junior Anna Cue (Murrieta Valley, Calif./Murrieta Valley High School) broke out of her season-long slump with by going 2-3 with a double, home run and four RBI.
Junior Johnna Brown grabbed two hits and extended her hitting steak to 17 games. She hit a dramatic home run in the sixth when it appeared that the Seasiders centerfielder Chandra Tewari had robbed her of her eighth home run, but as Tewari’s glove came down it hit the fence and the ball dropped over the fence for the round tripper.
Schlacter added two more hits and an RBI in her final home game.
Former Tooele player sophomore Mattie Snow improved to 13-4, pitching five innings, allowing two hits, no runs and striking out eight. Freshman Michelle Duncan (Gilbert, Ariz./ Gilbert High School) secured the win by pitching the final frame for DSC.
The Red Storm concludes their regular season with a four -game series at Grand Canyon on Friday and