Losses to Saint Mary’s, No. 3 Washington Halt UCSB’s Win Streak

Teah Thies (Photo by Jeff Liang)
Teah Thies (Photo by Jeff Liang)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara softball team fell in its two games, 6-2 to Saint Mary's and 3-1 to third-ranked Washington on the second day of the Silicon Valley Classic II tournament hosted by San Jose State at Spartan Softball Field on Saturday afternoon.

Saint Mary's 6, UCSB 2

A five-run first inning helped Saint Mary's defeat the Gauchos in the first game of the day.

Maddie Gallagher's RBI single and Halle Sullivan's RBI double got the Gaels started off strong with a pair of runs.

Julia McCormack furthered the advantage by launching a three-run home run to center field, putting Saint Mary's up 5-0.

McCormack sent another homer, this time to left field, in the fourth inning, adding another run to the Gaels' tally.

UCSB's sophomore catcher Teah Thies got the Gauchos on the board with a single down the left field line, scoring senior first baseman Devan Sperry.

Two innings later, junior shortstop Maci Fines brought in junior left fielder Sammy Fabian with a single up the middle.

No. 3 Washington 3, UCSB 1

The game between the Gauchos and Huskies was defined by just two scoring plays in a low-scoring affair.

It took until the fourth inning for either team to score, but Washington's Sami Reynolds broke the silence with a three-run homer to right field.

Santa Barbara pulled a run back in the sixth through a Thies RBI single with two outs, which scored Cohen, but that was the only play UCSB would score on.

The Gauchos finish their five-game stretch at the Silicon Valley Classic II tomorrow with a morning matchup against Santa Clara. First pitch is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Follow UCSB softball all season long on Instagram.