Campus briefs for SLCC, Weber State, Westminister, Utah Utes, Utah Valley, and Dixie State

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Published: Saturday, March 3 2012 12:49 a.m. MST

SLCC

HENDERSON, Nev. — SLCC Baseball (11-2, 2-0 SWAC) picked up two wins Friday night, defeating the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) (13-5, 0-2 SWAC) by scores of 13-0 in game one and 4-2 in game two. The Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) opening doubleheader sweep marks SLCC's third and fourth consecutive victories.

The Bruins routed the Coyotes in game one behind stout pitching from sophomore ace Tanner Banks. Banks pitched five of the game's six innings allowing no runs, just one hit and struck out seven CSN batters in the mercy-rule victory. The game was close through five innings, but the Bruin bats exploded in the sixth frame for seven hits and 10 runs. SLCC sophomore Braden Anderson was 3-for-3 at the plate with a triple and a double, freshman JC Snyder was 2-for-3, and sophomore Dalton Gust went 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and 2 RBIs.

In game two, SLCC sophomore pitcher AJ Carman threw five innings and allowed just one run. Bruin sophomore reliever Aaron Robbs picked up the win, throwing two innings and notching three strikeouts, and freshman pitcher Dane Fuller tallied the save in a two inning, three strikeout outing. JC Snyder turned in a perfect performance at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double and a triple to his credit.

SLCC Baseball will be back in action on Saturday, March 3rd for another doubleheader with CSN in Henderson, NV. First pitch for game one is slated for Noon.

WEBER STATE

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Weber State University softball team earned a two-game split on the opening day of the Colorado State Classic, downing Northern Iowa 12-10 before falling 11-2 in five to St. Mary's, Calif.

In the opening game, the Wildcats pounded out a season high-tying 15 hits, with senior Kami Holley and freshman Janel Cunningham each going 3-for-3 at the plate. Holley had four RBIs in the contest, including three on a fourth-inning home run. Holley also had a run-scoring double, as Weber State won the see-saw battle with 10 runs over the final three innings.

Cunningham had two RBIs, as did senior Lyndsey Minnich, who hit her team-best ninth home run of the season. Seniors Symbree Minniear and Erika Dixon each had doubles against the Panthers (7-4).

Freshman Cydnee Clarke, playing in the designated hitter role, also had a strong game at the plate as she went 3-for-4 for the Wildcats.

Weber State went up 2-1 in the third inning, but fell behind 6-2 after Northern Iowa scored five runs in the top of the fourth. The Wildcats rallied back with six runs on the bottom half of the inning to take an 8-6 lead. The Panthers scored three in the top of the fifth to make it 9-8, with Weber State plating one run to make it 9-9 after five.

The Wildcats brought in three in the sixth to go ahead 12-9, and then held the Panthers to just one run in the seventh to close it out.

Senior Sarah Clark picked up the win, improving to 4-4 as she struck out four in six innings of work.

In the second game, the Wildcats went ahead of the Gaels, a member of the Pacific Coast Softball Conference's Coastal Division, 2-0 in top of the second, but St. Mary's three in the bottom half of the inning and then three in the third to make it 6-2.

The Gaels (5-5) ended the game on run rule with a walk-off grand slam in the fifth.

Weber State (5-10) managed just three hits against St. Mary's, with one of those coming on Clark's two-run homer in second inning. Brooke Silva and London Clarke each had singles for the Wildcats.

Weber State remains at the Colorado State Classic today, facing the Gaels for a second time at 9 a.m. and then a rematch with the Panthers on tap at 11:15 a.m. The Wildcats will wrap up the tournament on Sunday against host Colorado State.

WESTMINSTER

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