TURLOCK — The California State Stanislaus softball team worked overtime but managed a hardearned split of their California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader Friday against CSU East Bay.
Stanislaus (14-32, 7-23) survived the nightcap 6-5 in 11 innings, scoring twice in the 11th and winning it via a wild pitch.
Brittney Rickles, who chopped a double down the left-field line to score pinch-runner Angela Mendoza for the tie, raced home with the winner after Lauren Zweigle's pitch sailed to the backstop. Brittani Weatherford threw six innings for the win. The game lasted three hours, 28 minutes.
East Bay (14-30, 9-21) took a 5-4 lead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th before Stanislaus answered. Warrior pitchers stranded 17 base runners until the final inning. Sarah Locarnini and Cierra Mullins each had three hits for Stanislaus.
The Warriors dropped the opener 3-0. Stanislaus will celebrate Senior Day today with its home finale.
ON THE ROAD Stanislaus' womens runners highlighted their efforts at two different events.
Aman Hundal nearly matched her career best in the 800 meters at Azusa Pacific's Bryan Clay Invitational. Hundal was timed in 2:11.98 to finish fifth against athletes from all NCAA divisions.
Rachel Naranjo turned in a personal best 11:12.39 in the steeplechase. Later, Dallas Campbell ran a 17:53.21 for fourth in the 5,000. Chavariana Ryan recorded a personal best 56.76 in the 400.
At the Mt. San Antonio Relays, Marina Ghabbour improved her personal best in the 1,500 with a 4:30.05. Stanislaus also sent athletes to the Beach Invitational at Long Beach State.