LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 25th-ranked University of California San Diego softball team used nine runs of offense on a rainy Saturday morning to win the fourth and final game and sweep the series with Cal State East Bay.
UC San Diego (19-4, 12-4) has now won ten-straight games, not losing since a road game at Humboldt State on February 17. The ten-consecutive wins is just five shy of the program record of 15, set in 1988.
The Tritons got ahead early, needing only one base hit (Baker double to left center) in the first inning to jump ahead 3-0 by way of three Pioneer wild pitches.
UC San Diego led 4-2 in the fourth inning when Baker, Kazakoff and junior Maddy Lewis each walked with one down. The next at-bat saw Aguirre drive in two with a double to deep center-field.
An inning later, Baker drove in one and Lewis drove in two to push their lead to 9-2 en route to the win.
Phillips started the game inside the circle and pitched two innings allowing two earned runs on five hits. Boghossian (2-0) was impressive in three scoreless innings of relief allowing just one hit and walking one. Wampler pitched the final two innings surrendering an unearned run and striking out two.
UC San Diego remains home for a four-game conference series against No. 5 Chico State with doubleheaders on Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16. First pitch for game one on Thursday is set for 4 p.m.