LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Behind a powerful day at the plate, the Weber State University softball team wrapped up its participation in the Troy Cox Classic with an 8-3 victory over Northern Colorado on Sunday morning.
Weber State finished the game, a non-conference meeting between the two Big Sky Conference rivals, with a season high-tying 12 hits, with half of those going for extra bases as the Wildcats finished the tournament at 3-2 and improved to 6-4 overall with their second straight win.
Junior catcher Mylee Davis went 3-for-4 at the plate, including her second double of the season. Senior right-hander/designated player Jasmine Ioane went 2-for-4 with a two-run shot over left center, while senior shortstop Brooke Silva was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
Junior right-hander MaCauley Flint earned her third win of the year on the mound, pitching five innings in relief of Ioane and scattering six hits with five strikeouts against 23 batters.
Weber State charged out the gate, staking out a 3-0 lead in the top of the first after an RBI single from Ioane scored junior center fielder Malia Campos, and Hingsberger brought in a pair of runs.
The Bears made it 3-1 in the second inning, and threatened to close the gap more with the bases loaded, but Ioane drew a strikeout to end the inning.
Sophomore right fielder Rudi Barrios and Davis each singled in the third, and Hingsberger hit a two-RBI double to left field to bring them both across and make it 5-1, and then Kulp hit an RBI double to left field to score Hingsberger from second base and make it 6-1.
Northern Colorado (2-8) score single runs in the fifth and sixth to make it 6-3, but Silva doubled followed by Ioane’s home run to make it 8-3 and Flint retired the Bears in order in the bottom half of the inning.
Weber State will be off this coming weekend, and return to action on Feb. 28 as part of the Eller Media Stadium Classic hosted by UNLV in Las Vegas.