In the day's opening win over the Gaels, which avenged an 11-2 loss during Friday's action, the Wildcats scored in all five innings as senior Sarah Clark improved to 5-4 on the season, earning a complete-game shutout with four strikeouts as she faced just three batters over the minimum.
Weber State recorded 11 hits, with four players recording multiple hits. Clark, along with fellow seniors Symbree Minniear and Lyndsey Minnich each went 2-for-3, and each recorded two RBIs in the contest.
Minnich's two RBIs upped her total this season to 28, which is a new single-season record for the Wildcats, dating back to the program's original inaugural season in 1975.
Senior Erika Dixon was 2-of-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Minniear was one of three Wildcats, joining sisters Cydnee Clarke and London Clarke, to hit a double in the contest.
The Wildcats scored one run in each of the first two innings, and then added two runs in the third, fourth and fifth to build up the eight-run lead, and then closed things out with a play at the plate.
In the second game, the Wildcats' bats struggled to get going, earning just two hits in the contest.
The Panthers, who avenged a 12-10 loss to the Wildcats in Friday's play, led 1-0 through the first three innings before scoring seven over the fourth, fifth and sixth to close out the game an inning early.
Clark and senior Kami Holley each recorded a hit in the game.
Weber State (6-11) will close out its three-day stay in Fort Collins when it takes on tournament host Colorado State at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Rams are 1-1 in tournament action, but have had two games suspended late due to darkness.
WOMEN'S GOLF: At Sedona, Ariz., with two players in the top 20, the Wolverines are tied for sixth place after the opening round of the Red Rocks Invitational at Oakcreek Golf Club Saturday.
Jordyn Dougal fired an opening round 77 (+5) and is tied for 10th place, while Lynn-Marie Nagel (78) is tied for 15 and Celeste Gish is tied for (79) is tied for 26th.
"Jordyn had four birdies and played very mature golf," UVU golf coach Sue Nyhus said.
The Wolverines are in tied with Wyoming and are three shots back of fifth-Northern Arizona, and eight shots back of fourth-place Grand Canyon.
"We had three solid scores and that's the kind of golf I can see them playing and that's good," Nyhus said. "We've got to on getting more consistent in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots."
Eastern Michigan (+17) leads the tournament by four shots over Seattle, while Xavier is in third at +24.
Also for UVU, Brooke Bliss is tied for 88th and Hannah Herman is tied for 103rd. The tournament concludes Sunday with the final 18 holes.
BASEBALL: At Fullerton, Calif., the Wolverines were on the short end of a 2-0 pitcher's duel at 20th-ranked Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Goodwin Field.
Adam Gunn threw 61/3 innings and allowed just one run on five hits but four Titan pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout. Gunn suffered the tough-luck loss while CSF starter Kenny Mathews got the win.
"It was a great baseball game," said head coach Eric Madsen. "Our guys pitched it great, their guys pitched it great. We just need to capitalize on opportunities we have but it was a good baseball game."
The run off of Gunn scored in the first inning when leadoff man Michael Lorenzen tripled and then scored on a sac-fly by Richy Pedroza. Jordy Hart's throw from center nearly got Lorenzen at the plate but the runner was ruled safe and the Titans took a quick 1-0 lead.
The Wolverines were held without a hit until the fifth, when freshman Cole Butcher doubled with two down. Butcher had two of UVU's five hits on the day.
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