Softball Heads to UCR; Hosts 28th Annual Campbell/Cartier Classic

Zaria Meshack and the Aztecs have a busy week ahead.
Zaria Meshack and the Aztecs have a busy week ahead.
Feb. 13, 2018


SDSU Notes at UCR, Campbell/Cartier Classic

Aztecs Head to UC Riverside; Host 28th Annual Campbell/Cartier Classic
The San Diego State softball team continues its busy start to the season with a single road game at UC Riverside at 1 p.m. PT Wednesday, followed by the 28th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic from Thursday-Sunday at SDSU Softball Stadium.

On the docket for the Aztecs at the Classic are No. 25/25 Kentucky at 6 p.m. PT Thursday, North Dakota State (4:30 p.m. PT) and UIC (7 p.m. PT) on Friday, and Cal State Fullerton at 11:30 a.m. PT Sunday.

The San Diego State University Campbell/Cartier Classic is an annual event held in the memory of former Aztec softball players Susanne Campbell and Karin Cartier. Campbell and Cartier lost their lives during the 1991 softball season in a single-car accident that took place in Rosarito, Mexico. It left a lasting mark on teammates, coaches and the program.

To pay tribute to Susanne Campbell and Karin Cartier, the San Diego State softball team renamed the SDSU Spring Classic in 1994 to the Campbell/Cartier Classic in memory of their friendship and fine athletic ability. The 2018 tournament will be the 28th annual classic.

The Aztecs are coming off a 1-5 record at the Kajikawa Classic with two of the losses coming by one run in extra innings with the international tiebreaker in effect, while another was by just two runs.

Katie Byrd (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS) leads the SDSU offense with a .421 average (8-for-19) with four runs, four RBIs, five walks and two doubles, posting a .542 on-base percentage and a .526 slugging percentage. Freshman Taylor Adams (Mill Creek, Wash.) is also hitting above .300 for San Diego State (min. 6 plate appearances) at .333 (7-for-21).

Julie McDonald (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) leads the pitching staff with a 1-1 record and 3.87 ERA over 12 2/3 innings. Alex Formby (Orange, Calif.), meanwhile, has a 4.44 ERA in 17 1/3 innings, but has not given up an earned run over the last four appearances and 16 2/3 innings.

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