Menlo sweeps Cal Pac softball doubleheader from La Sierra


The Menlo College softball team used the home run ball to complete its second straight doubleheader sweep of visiting La Sierra, beating the Golden Eagles, 18-6 and 9-7 on Monday in Cal Pac action.

The Oaks (6-6 Cal Pac, 9-19 overall) moved into sole possession of second place in the conference as a result of the wins.

Menlo hit five home runs in the doubleheader, four of which were of the three-run variety.

Regan Rudisill got things going in the first game, hitting a home run and drove in six for the Oaks. Nicole Larson and Emmeline Wang also hit home runs.

Menlo scored seven runs in the first, all with two outs, highlighted by a pair of three-run homers from Rudisill and Wang. Taylor Snowden also drove in a run.

Brooke Menesini doubled home two runs in the second. Rudisill and McKenna Vega each added a sacrifice fly.

Rudisill singled home two runs in the third and Larson hit a two-run homer in the fourth.

Kelly Hager battled through five innings to earn her second victory of the season.

Mary Hall and Brianna Brothers each added a three-run home run in the second game. They combined to drive in seven runs.

Kimberly Wilburn pitched a complete game for her sixth win of the season.

Rudisill, who added a double in the second game, leads the team with five homers, though Larson is close behind with four.

Larson went 3 for 3, scored six runs, drove in a pair of runs and stole three bases on the day. She leads the Oaks with a .463 batting average, 27 runs scored, 20 RBI and 21 stolen bases.

Menlo travels to Cal Pac leader Simpson (10-2, 30-14) for doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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