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Spartans post a 4-1 record at the Kajikawa Classic averaging 9+ runs per game.
Feb. 11, 2018
Tempe, Ariz. – San José State freshman pitcher Caroline Bowman tossed her second complete game win by scattering five hits, walking none and striking out three in an 11-0 run-rule victory over the UTEP Miners on the final day of the 2018 Kajikawa Classic.“Caroline was very efficient,” head coach Peter Turner said of Bowman, who threw 54 pitches in the five-inning win. “She pitches to contact and today that worked because our defense was on point.”After getting the Miners in order in the first, Bowman surrendered back-to-back singles to lead off the second. A five-to-three double play erased the lead runner at third and the next batter singled to center. The runner at second tried to score on the play, but Brittany Abacherli threw a frozen rope home to get the third out and keep UTEP (1-4) off the board.In the third, Bowman (2-0) gave up two more singles and had a runner at second with two outs, but slammed the door with a strikeout. She went on to set down the final six batters in order to earn her second complete game victory of the weekend.While Bowman was enjoying her time in the circle, the same could not be said of three UTEP pitchers who faced the San José State (4-1) batters. In five innings, they combined to issue 12 walks, uncorked four wild pitches and watched their catcher get charged with three passed balls.
“You have to take what your opponent gives you,” Turner said. “We capitalized on (UTEP’s) miscues and trust me if they were getting pitches over the plate, we would have hit them. As it is, I’m pleased with the discipline we showed at the plate. Good teams can win games in lots of different ways. Today …