Menlo splits DH with, William Jessup
Date of competition: Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Menlo College softball team salvaged a split of its doubleheader with visiting William Jessup on Saturday.
The Warriors ended Menlo's 10-game winning streak in the opener, 7-1. The Oaks came back to win the nightcap, 5-1.
Menlo moves to 27-16 on the season and 11-9 in GSAC play, while William Jessup now stands at 15-16 overall and 11-9 in conference play.
Menlo struggled offensively in the first game, in which the Warriors scored their seven runs on 16 hits.
Menlo scored its only run on a sacrifice fly by Brooke Menesini.
Sarah Reyes started the game for the Oaks and was tagged with the loss. She pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on 10 hits. Jordan Kennedy took over and allowed three runs on six hits.
Menlo broke up a scoreless tie with five runs in the fifth inning, which included Cassie Grana's first career home run, a three-run shot to right field. Lauren Harrison and Reyes also drove in a run.
Victoria Cervantes took it from there, allowing a run on five hits. She walked one and struck out three.
The Oaks will get some time off before they return to the diamond as they have a date with Biola University on April 21st.
Coming into the series against Biola, Menlo has an 8-8 lifetime record against the Eagles and has won five of the last six against Biola. First pitch is scheduled for noon at Wunderlich Field.
-- Menlo Athletics
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Cassie Grana hit her first career home run. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.
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