Menlo College women win three times in GSAC softball


The Menlo College softball team won three games Saturday, including an away game, to improve its position in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

The Oaks concluded a suspended game from March 18 at Biola and then picked up a pair of run-shortened wins in the originally scheduled doubleheader.

Nick Quejado
Menlo finished the suspended game, winning 14-5. The Oaks swept the doubleheader, 10-0 and 13-5, both shortened games.

Jessie Salsbury tossed a four-hit, five-inning shutout in the first full game of the day. She struck out two and did not walk a hitter.

The big hits came off the bats of Brooke Shigematsu (two-run single) and Megan Wright (RBI single).

Senior pitcher Kelly Hager got the start in game two and gave Menlo a complete-game, five-inning effort . The Oaks supported her with seven earned runs in the first.

Alyssa Seva'Aetasi, who hit a grand slam in the suspended contest, Brooke Menesini and Jessica Madison each had RBI base hits. Menlo added one more run in the second on yet another RBI single from Seva'Aetasi. She finished the game with three total run-scoring base hits to cap off an excellent day at the plate.

Mary Hall finished the game 4-for-4 with two runs and five RBI and a home run shy of the cycle. Seva'Aetasi had a trio of hits and RBI and a run scored.

Menlo hits the road next weekend for a doubleheader against William Jessup and then returns home for a nonconference doubleheader with Benedictine-Mesa on April 25 to conclude the regular season.

Menlo College has been chosen as the host of the conference tournament which will take place from April 28-30.


Menlo was swept by host Biola, 14-10 and 4-0, Saturday in Golden State Athletic Conference action.

Menlo recovered from an early deficit to take a 7-6 advantage in the first game but then things soured as Biola tied it up in the fifth then exploded for seven runs on five hits in the sixth inning.

Lucas Erceg went 2-for-4 with a home run, his second of the weekend to tie Garrett Gemgnani for the single-season home run title at Menlo.

Jon Nelson went 5-for-5 , including a pair of doubles and an RBI. Dan Fujinaka finished with three hits, including a double, and Nick Quejado doubled and tripled.

Menlo stranded 10 runners in the nightcap.

The Oaks, currently a half-game ahead of San Diego Christian for the fifth spot in the conference standings, have a series against William Jessup in Rocklin next weekend followed by a three-game set with conference-leading Westmont.

— Menlo Athletics


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