In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Rams found themselves down by one run to the Nevada Wolf Pack, 3-2. When senior infielder Chelsea Biglow stepped up to the plate, Haley David assumed her position on first base.
As the ball cracked against the bat, Biglow drove the ball into right field and allowed David to round the bases and bring home another run for the Rams, giving the score an even 3-3. The final play of the game that got the Rams the win came from Taylor Hutton, who hit a line drive that brought Chelsea Biglow to home base.
The win polished off the perfect weekend for CSU, sweeping the series against Nevada 7-1, 8-3, 4-3.
“Getting a sweep is always great, and I think we did a really good job fighting our way back into the game,” Head Coach Jen Fisher said Saturday after the series finale.
Even though the Rams came out of the series victorious, the Wolf Pack put up a fight every step of the way. Their pitchers threw tough pitches for the Rams to hit and their defense stayed right on par with that of the Rams.
“This game was important for us to come away with that win because we’ve had a couple of tight games and we’ve gone extra innings. So, to get the win in the seventh (inning) was really big for us,” Fisher said. “I think that will give us some confidence going in to future games knowing that we can win the scrappy way or putting a lot of hits on the board and putting a lot of runs up.”
Despite overcoming some struggles faced in this series, Saturday’s comeback win improved the Rams’ overall season record to 27-10 and boosted their confidence to take on the rest of their conference match ups.
“We have two series coming up in a week, and I think this win was great because we’re all confident now and going into some big games coming up we needed to sweep and to have those wins,” pitcher Holly Reinke said. “What I loved about it was that it was a team win and there wasn’t just one superstar who did it all. Everyone has confidence in each other and I think we’re just going to go in ready.”
CSU’s next series will take place on Tuesday at Ram Field in a double header against the New Mexico Lobos.
Collegian Reporter Hannah Cornish can be reached at Sports@collegian.com and on Twitter at @HMcornish.
Weekend softball sweep: CSU (27-10, 8-4 MW) vs Nevada (21-22, 3-12 MW)
Game 1, Thursday: 7-1
Game 2, Friday: 8-3
Game 3, Saturday: 4-3