Forbes Helps Spark Spartans To Softball Wins

April 27, 2005

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Press release courtesy SJSU Sports Information

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Senior pitcher Carol Forbes struck out a career high 13 batters in game one to lead San Jose State to a 2-1 victory over UC Davis Wednesday afternoon at SJSU Field. The Spartans swept the doubleheader with a 4-3 win in game two as Forbes recorded her fifth save of the season to seal the victory.

Forbes missed the school record for strikeouts in a game by one. Sabrina Quintero struck out 14 batters against Texas Tech on March 12, 1999, to set the Spartan record. Forbes pitched a perfect game for six innings in game one. She faced the minimum 18 batters through six innings. Aggie Megan De La Hoya led off the seventh inning with a triple to right field and scored on an Ashley Johnson single to short stop. Other than those two hits, Forbes did not allow a base runner in the game.

The Spartans' two runs came in the bottom of the fourth inning of game one. With two out, Monique Kelley drew a walk from Rachel Kelly. Sarah Smith then struck out but advanced to first base on a wild pitch by Kelly. Jana Arde then came to the plate and hit a triple to right field scoring both base runners.

In game two, San Jose State scattered 12 hits over six innings and scored four runs in the win. Courtney Lewis went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, while Elisa Barrios was 2-for-3 with two RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored. Kat Castro pitched 6.1 innings for her fifth win of the season. Forbes came in the game with two outs in the seventh inning and got Lauren Pieretti to line out back to her for Forbes' fifth save of the season.



San Jose State scored runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings and took a 4-0 lead into the seventh before the Aggie bats came alive. Spartan Janielle Nickels replaced Castro to pitch the seventh inning. Kristin Herrera started the inning for UCD with her first home run of the year to left field. With one out, Lindsay Tognetti doubled down the left field line and advanced to third on a Stacey Benzing single to right field. Castro then replaced Nickels in the circle and struck out Nikki Sheldon for the second out. However, Castro then hit Megan Turman to load the bases and gave up a single to Marci Hill to score Tognetti and Benzing. Forbes then came in the game to get the final out and increase her SJSU career save record to eight.

UC Davis, 7-40 on the season, will host Cal State Fullerton in a three-game weekend series beginning with a noon twinbill at La Rue Field on Saturday.