Menlo College splits GSAC doubleheader with SD Christian


Alyssa Seva'aetasi and Mary Hall each hit home runs, Jessie Salsbury threw a complete game and the Menlo College softball team beat visiting No. 14 San Diego Christian, 9-5, in the first game of a Golden State Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Wednesday.

The Hawks came back to win the nightcap, 2-1, despite a solid effort from Jordan Kennedy, who did not allow an earned run over seven innings.

Alyssa Seva'aetasi
The Oaks (14-14, 6-5 GSAC) host Holy Names in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday at noon and then embark on a 12-game road trip, the first six in Arizona over a three-day span.

Hall hit a solo shot and Seva'aetasi slammed a two-run homer in the third inning to help Menlo build a 4-0 lead. Bryce Etzler drove in a run in the second.

The Oaks carried a 9-2 advantage into the final inning and Salsbury hung in to finalize the victory.

Hall contributed four hits, and Megan Wright, Seva'aetasi, Salsbury and Etzler each added a pair of hits. Seva'aetasi drove in a team-high three runs. Wright and Hall each drove in two.

San Diego Christian (23-8, 7-3) scored two runs in the top of the first and held to take the second game, throwing out the potential tying run to end the game in the seventh.

Consecutive two-out doubles by Hall and Alaina Morgan put the Oaks on the board in the third.

Wright walked and Seva'aetasi doubled to open the fourth, but Menlo also had a runner thrown out at the plate in the inning.

In the fifth, McKenna Vega doubled and Hall reached on an error with no outs and the same pair singled with one out in the seventh.

Hall went 6-for-8, with four runs scored and a pair of RBI on the day, raising her team-leading average to .388.

She also leads with 17 RBI, though she is primarily a leadoff hitter. A total of six Menlo players have driven in at least 10 runs.

— Menlo Athletics


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