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SDSU beats 25th-ranked Notre Dame after falling earlier in extra innings to Northwestern


Photo:  Molly Sturdivant had three hits over the two games, including the game-winning RBI single in the fifth vs. No. 25 Notre Dame.  Courtesy

February 23, 2018 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - Katie Byrd (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS) doubled home Jordyn Fick (Ramona, Calif./Ramona HS) in the bottom of the fifth inning and then scored on a single by Molly Sturdivant to lift the San Diego State softball team to a 2-1 win over rv/No. 25 Notre Dame and a split Friday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. The Aztecs (5-9) have now won four of their last five games.

The win came after SDSU dropped a 3-0 decision to Northwestern in eight innings with the international tiebreaker in effect.

Sturdivant led the offense with three hits over the two games, while the 1-2 punch of Marissa Moreno (0 ER, 6.1 IP) and Alex Formby (2 ER, 8.2 IP) combined to post a 0.93 ERA and limit the opposition to a .228 average on the day.


In the opener, San Diego State dropped to 0-3 in extra-inning games this season and 0-3 in games with the international tiebreaker in effect.


San Diego State played a 25th-ranked team for a third straight week. The Aztecs lost to No. 25/25 Georgia 23-2 in five innings in the opener on Feb. 8, fell to No. 25/25 Kentucky 5-0 on Feb. 15 and beat rv/No. 25 Notre Dame 2-1 tonight.


The Aztecs meet Bethune-Cookman at 8 p.m. PT Saturda

Game 1: Northwestern 3, San Diego State 0 (8 innings)

Northwestern (6-4)                     000 000 03 -- 3 8 0

San Diego State                          000 000 00 -- 0 5 3

Ellis, Newport (4), Wilkey (8) and Nettling; Moreno, Formby (3) and Sturdivant

W - Newport, 2-1; L - Formby, 1-5; S - Wilkey, 1

Game 2: San Diego State 2, No. 25 Notre Dame 1

Notre Dame (6-7)                       001 000 0 -- 1 5 1        

San Diego State (5-9)                 000 020 x -- 2 6 1

Holloway and Heide; Moreno, Formby (4) and Umi

W - Formby, 2-5; L - Holloway, 4-4


Northwestern-SDSU box

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