Men’s baseball stepped up to the plate against the Saint Mary’s College of California in a four-game series, while track and field ran down personal bests. Here is your final recap of this week in Dons’ sports.
In a West Coast Conference match-up, men’s baseball faced off against the Saint Mary’s College of California Gaels in a four-game series May 7-10. The Dons started the stretch of matches strong, winning the first game, 5-4 at the Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco behind a two-run homer from graduate outfielder Ryan Davis. Game two went to the Gaels, who were able to hold off the Dons in a 4-6 loss. Not deterred, USF took game three with a strong 6-2 victory, led by freshman pitcher Jesse Barron throwing a career high six strikeouts to shut down the Gaels. Dropping the fourth and final game in a close 4-5 loss, the Dons split the series with the Gaels, technically taking the overall victory as only the first three games counted towards conference play. USF baseball next takes on the Sacramento State Hornets May 14 in another four-game series.
Track and Field broke up their squad and attended various meets May 8, competing at the Portland Twilight in Portland, Ore. and the West Coast Distance Carnival in Livermore, Calif. The Dons excelled in Oregon, with freshmen Rayne Anwar (12.34 seconds in the 100 meters), Tatumn LaChapelle (58.74 seconds in the 400 meters), and Julia Morales (2 minutes, 10.47 seconds in the 800 meters) all placing second in their respective events. In the 1500 meters, the USF women took an impressive four spots between sixth and 11th place. Anna Tait claimed the best finish for the Dons in the event with a time of 4 minutes, 26 seconds. At the Distance Carnival, freshman London Lewis continued the Dons’ trend of dominant displays, running an impressive 1 minute, 1 second in the women’s 400 meter to place sixth in a stacked field.