Feb. 6, 2004
CARSON, Calif. - Amy Rosson tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener on Friday to lead UC Davis to a 2-0 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills, but the Toros scored early for an 8-2 win in the nightcap as the teams split a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader at Toro Diamond.
UC Davis is 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference after the twinbill while Cal State Dominguez Hills improved to 5-1 ovreall and 1-1 in the CCAA. Sue Yale homered in the second game for the Aggies.
Rosson threw her second impressive game of the season, improving her early-season mark to 2-0. She fired a two-hitter against San Francisco State last Saturday before splitting that total on Friday. Against the Toros, she struck out 10 batters, walked just one and faced just three batters over the minimum of 21. The only hit she allowed was to Lori Moreno, who singled to left to lead off the fifth.
Rosson has pitched 47 straight innings without allowing an earned run.
UC Davis scored twice in the second innings for its only runs. Left-fielder Michelle Malbon doubled to opening the inning, Yale singled her over to third, and with one out, Jenne Cresta doubled in Malbon. Jessica Miller then followed with a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Yale.
The Aggies had five hits in the game as Cresta finished with a pair and Miller added the remaining hit. Nina Distefano took the loss for Cal State Dominguez Hills, a participant in last year's NCAA Division II West Regional. She struck out three and walked one, falling to 2-1.
The Toros jumped on UC Davis early in the second game, erasing a 1-0 deficit with two runs in the second and four more in the third to take a 6-1 advantage. They tacked on two more in the third en route to the win. UC Davis committed three errors that led to four of the runs.
Rachel Kelly started for the Aggies before being relieved by freshman Lindsay Tognetti in the third. Kelly, now 0-2, gave up five runs - only two of them earned - struck out a pair and walked three. Tognetti went the rest of the way for the Aggies, surrendering three runs and four hits. She posted four strikeouts.
Cresta's single to center with two outs in the second scored Malbon for the game's first run. Cresta had walked to start inning and was advanced over to third. Yale's first homer of the year in the top of the fourth accounted for the Aggies' only other run.
Both teams had seven hits in the second game, with seven different players accounting for the Aggies'. University of Arizona transfer Lisa Grove went four innings for her second win of the season, allowing five hits, a pair of runs and three walks. She struck out fwo batters.
Grove had two hits for the Toros while Cindy Perry had two hits, including a triple.
UC Davis, the 2003 NCAA Division II champion, returns to action with a CCAA doubleheader at Cal State San Bernardino.