San Lorenzo, CA:
The Lady Oaks snapped their conference winless streak on Tuesday, splitting a doubleheader at rival Holy Names. Menlo rolled off a dominating performance in the opening tilt, blanking the Hawks in a 9-0 mercy rule. HNU repaid the favor in the second game with a mercy rule of their own, 8-0 in six innings. With the split the Oaks are now 1-9 in conference with a 9-27 overall mark.
Senior starting pitcher Jessica Cobb was the story in the first game, tossing an absolute gem in Menlo's blowout victory. The native of Castro Valley went the distance, allowing just two hits to pick up the win.
Offensively Menlo pounded out 11 hits, including a home run off the bat of Raquel Savoy and an impressive seven doubles in the win. Nicole Larson ripped three of the seven two-baggers while driving in two and scoring a run. The Lady Oaks put the game on ice with a six run top of the 5th inning.
Holy Names flipped the script in the second contest, jumping out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. This time it was Cobb on the opposite end of the equation as she was unable to make it out of the 1st inning in picking up the loss. HNU's Stephani Fairclough, behind a complete game two-hit shutout earned the win.
The Lady Oaks managed just two hits in the defeat, one of them a Larson double. The Hawks smashed out 15 base knocks with six players picking up at least two hits in the win.
Menlo will travel to William Jessup on Friday, April 20th for a doubleheader against the Warriors. Game one is set to begin at 12:00pm.