Feb. 4, 2005
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - No.20 Long Beach State scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge UC Davis 5-4 in the Aggies' first game, while host San Diego State scored five run in the sixth inning for an 8-0 win on Friday night, as UC Davis opened play at the Aztec Invitational with a pair of losses.
The defeats dropped the Aggies' overall record to 0-4 heading into Saturday's tournament games against Saint Mary's at 9 a.m. and UC Riverside at 11:30 a.m. Friday's second game was shortened due to the eight-run rule.
Freshman Jessica Hancock had two hits, including a two-run double in the first inning, against Long Beach State while center-fielder Megan De La Hoya had singles in both games for the Aggies. Sophomore Lindsay Tognetti posted two hits against San Diego State.
Tognetti went five innings against Long Beach State while junior Rachel Kelly did the same against the Aztecs but both took the losses from the pitching circle. Tognetti scattered five hits while Kelly allowed six.
UC Davis opened strong in the opener against Long Beach State, scoring three times in the top of the first; the big hit coming from Hancock who doubled to right-centerfield to score Nikki Sheldon and Ashley Johnson. The 49ers, however, answered back with three of their own in the bottom half of the frame as Marcel Torres had a double for one run and Melanie McCauley doubled in two more.
Trailing 4-3 in the third, UC Davis tied it on a single by Lindsay Cox that plated Hancock. Long Beach State's Jessica Beaver later scored the go-ahead run off reliever Stacey Benzing on a wild pitch. Torres pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win.
UC Davis was tied 0-0 in its nightcap matchup against the host Aztecs heading into the bottom of the third, but San Diego State would score all the runs it needed on an run-scoring single from Allison Smith and an RBI-double from Chrissie Markham for a 2-0 lead.
Leading 3-0 later, San Diego State extended its lead in the sixth on run-scoring hits from Lacey Craft, Smith and Erin Mahoney. The 8-0 run advantage ended the matchup.
Besides De La Hoya and Hancock, the Aggies' also got hits from Megan Turman and Lindsay Cox against Long Beach State while Tognetti had a double for one of her two hits against San Diego State. Johnson and Hancock also had hits.