Ranked No. 4 in the country, the SLCC softball team fought for two wins over North Idaho last Friday, winning 4-3 and 7-5.
The Bruins pushed four runs across the plate in the fourth inning to take the lead in the first game. It was all MaCauley Flint would need. Flint struck out nine batters over seven innings of work. Mylee Davis was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Meagan Neilson knocked in an RBI single.
In game two, the Bruins fell behind 4-2 but took the lead thanks to a five run fourth inning. Neilson connected on a pinch hit, two RBI single, Malia Campos was 2-for-3 and Tanisha Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double. Ariel Zimmerman got the win going seven innings with eight strikeouts.
The team completed the four game series sweep of North Idaho with 5-1 and 9-1 wins on Saturday. The Bruins are 33-6 overall and 24-4 in conference play.
SLCC took game one behind nine strikeouts from MaCauley Flint. Flint allowed three hits and one earned run. At the plate, Savanah Webster was 2-for-2 with a double, Meagan Neilson went 1-for-2 with an RBI and Starlee Hutchings was 1- for-3 with an RBI.
The Bruins used a seven run fourth inning to take the 9-1 five inning run rule in the final game. Neilson knocked in a team high four runs, going 2-for-3 with a double. Webster was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in and Hutchings added a double. Ariel Zimmerman got the win throwing four innings allowing one hit with seven strikeouts while Kylee Colvin completed the game by throwing a shut down fifth inning.
The No. 15 Salt Lake Community College Bruins tallied two more wins by defeating Eastern Utah 6-0 and 4-3 last Friday.
The Bruins jumped on the board with two runs in the first inning and three in the fourth while the pitching staff tossed a three hit shutout. Braden Anderson led the charge with two triples, going 2-for-2 at the plate. Dominique Taylor was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a triple. AJ Carman got the win allowing two hits over five innings of work.
Bryan Heward led Salt Lake to a game two win, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double. Zach Jones was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Ruddy Acosta got the win tossing a one hitter through five innings and Aaron Robbs picked up the save.
The team completed the series sweep over Eastern Utah winning 12-2 and 5-0 on Saturday. The Bruins are 21-4 overall and 12-2 in conference play and are currently riding a five-game win streak.
The Bruins used a 10-run first inning to coast to a 12-2 win in game one. Dominique Taylor was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Braden Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double and Kennedy Kinkade went 1-for-2 with three runs batted in.
Mike Springer and Dane Fuller combined for the game two shutout. Offensively, Tyson Popoff was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead Salt Lake. Steven Adam was 3-for-4 with a double and Palmer Page was 2-for-2.