Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hey batter, batter. . .

. . . swing batter! A great weekend on the diamond has the Spartan baseball team capturing some very well deserved national attention. After a weekend series sweep of the University of the Pacific (UOP) Tigers, the Spartans have raised their season record to 9-0 and are one of only three remaining Division 1 baseball teams in the nation with an unblemished record (Georgia and Virginia being the other two). The Spartans kicked off the weekend with a 5-4 win on Friday night and then downed the Tigers again on Saturday by a score of 9-3. They finished up the weekend with a 6-3 win this afternoon. The offensive star of the series for the Spartans was junior shortstop Kyle Bellows. This afternoon the San Jose native turned in his third straight three hit while scoring two runs, collecting an RBI and stealing two bases. The Spartans are heading into a full week as they will be playing five games in the next seven days and hope to improve on their 9-0 start. They are sure to garner votes when the next NCAA poll comes out.

The Spartan women's gymnastics team won their meet today vs. Utah State improving their record to 14-1, the best in school history. Veronica Porte made her final meet at Spartan Gym a memorable one by winning the all around with a 38.625. Next up for the Spartans is the WAC Championships on Saturday, March 21, at Sacramento State.

In other Spartan action this weekend, the softball team was beat in 3 of 4 games by Cal State Bakersfield to drop to 5-13 on the season. Next up for the softball team is a pair of double headers in San Jose this week vs. Illinois State and Vermont respectively prior to hosting the National Invitation Softball Tournament Friday and Saturday of next weekend.

The women's tennis team picked up two wins over the weekend with a 6-1 win on Saturday vs. Cal State Bakersfield and a 4-3 win against Southern Utah today. They improved their season record to 5-3. Next they head to Palm Springs and will be playing Gonzaga, Sacred Heart and Toledo Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.

1 comment:

  1. My original comparison od UNLV's plumet into meaningless obscurity to San Jose State fans was misplaced. An undefeated baseball season is nothing to scoff at, and clearly neither are the SJSU Gymnasts