Beth Calcante hit two home runs Friday to set school single-season and career records and lead Cal State Northridge to wins in two of its three opening-day games in the Elite softball tournament in Bakersfield.
Calcante's fourth home run of the season came in a 7-0 victory over Creighton. Her fifth, in the sixth inning of a 3-2 victory over San Diego State, sparked a two-run rally that tied the score and moved Calcante past Priscilla Rouse in the school's record book.
Calcante, a sophomore, hit three home runs last season and has eight in her CSUN career, two more than Rouse hit from 1985-87. Calcante also moved past Rouse and Lisa Erickson on the single-season list. Rouse hit four home runs in the 1987 season, a mark Erickson matched a year later.
The Matadors (17-15) were no-hit by Pacific's Lea Lopez in their tournament opener, losing 2-1. It was the second time this season CSUN has been held without a hit.
In other softball games:
Moorpark 13, Canyons 0--Heather Santiago threw a five-inning shutout and teammate Kathi Morales had two hits and three runs batted in to lead Moorpark to a Western State Conference win.
Moorpark (9-4, 1-0 in WSC play) scored six runs in the first inning and seven in the fourth before the game ended because of the mercy rule.
Cal Poly SLO 9-1, Cal Lutheran 2-0--Stacy Donaldson gave up just one run and five hits in the second game but that was not enough to prevent the Mustangs from sweeping host Cal Lutheran (9-4) in a nonconference doubleheader.
Valley 6, Canyons 2--Mike Murray went four for four with a solo home run to help the Monarchs (9-11, 4-3) win a WSC game at Canyons. Murray, who is batting .423, has reached base in his last 10 at-bats with seven hits, two walks and a hit by pitch. Colin Bode and Willie Rivera combined on a six-hitter for Valley (6-11-1, 3-3).
Bakersfield 93 1/2, Moorpark 86 1/2, Valley 3--Moorpark's Bryan Krill won two events and ran on two winning relays in the WSC triangular. Krill won the 400-meter run in 47.85 seconds and the 200 in 21.1, and competed on winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams.