SAN LUIS OBISPO – Senior righthander Lindsey Chalmers (above) tossed a complete-game, two-hitter and sophomore designated player Shelby Jeffries hit her second home run in as many days as the Cal Poly softball program topped Marist 4-1 in a rain-shortened Saturday schedule at the ShareSLO Mustang Classic.
Due to the rain, Saturday's final two tournament games – North Dakota versus Santa Clara and North Dakota at Cal Poly – were canceled.
The revised schedule for the remaining portion of the Mustang Classic is below. Cal Poly closes the Mustang Classic versus North Dakota on Sunday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m.
During Saturday's victory versus Marist (5-9), the Mustangs (12-9) were limited to a pair of hits by Red Foxes starting righthander Nicole Teague (0-3) through the opening two innings before breaking onto the scoreboard during the bottom of the third. With catcher Makenna Young on third base following a leadoff single, an Amanda Sandoval sacrifice bunt and a Teague wild pitch, senior third baseman Stephanie Heyward followed with a one-out, run-scoring hit. Freshman left fielder Noellah Ramos, who previously singled, then scored on a Teague wild pitch.
Chalmers, meanwhile, kept Marist hitless through the opening three and two-thirds innings when the Red Foxes halved Cal Poly's advantage through center fielder Ali Milam's double that plated catcher Claire Oberdorf.
Jeffries, however, helped Cal Poly earn the run back immediately during the bottom of the fourth, lashing the second pitch from Teague over the left field wall.
Cal Poly tacked on its final run in the sixth with Young singling home sophomore pinch runner Alyssa McKiernan for the 4-1 scoreline.
2018 ShareSLO Mustang Classic
Bob Janssen Field (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Friday, March 9
North Dakota 3, Santa Clara 0
Marist 7, Santa Clara 0
Cal Poly 3, North Dakota 0
Cal Poly 2, Marist 1
Saturday, March 10
Santa Clara 4, Marist 3
Cal Poly 4, Marist 1
North Dakota vs. Santa Clara, PPD (rain)
North Dakota at Cal Poly, PDD (rain)
Sunday, March 11
Santa Clara vs. North Dakota, 9 a.m.
North Dakota at Cal Poly, 11:30 a.m.
Marist vs. Santa Clara, 2 p.m.