Feb. 7, 2004
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Senior All-America pitcher Amy Rosson came within two outs of a perfect game on Saturday, finishing with her second consecutive one-hitter, as UC Davis beat Cal State San Bernardino 7-0 in the first game of a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader.
The Aggies rallied from an early 4-0 deficit in the nightcap, winning 8-4 over the Coyotes. UC Davis improved to 4-2 overall with the sweep and is 3-1 in the CCAA. The Coyotes are 1-3 overall and in the conference.
Rosson, who threw a one-hitter at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday, posted her third straight shutout of the season and extended her streak to 54 innings without allowing an earned run. She has given up just four hits in three games this season.
Rosson retired the first 19 batters on Saturday, remaining perfect until Chrissy Butler singled through the right side with one out in the seventh. Rosson struck out the side in the first three innings and finished the game with 14 overall. Rosson improved to 3-0.
Jessica Miller hit her first home run in the second inning as UC Davis scored three times. The Aggies tacked on three more in the third, finishing the game with seven hits. Miller and Kristin Herrera each doubled for UC Davis. Rosson improved to 3-0.
The Coyotes chased Aggies' starter Rachel Kelly with four runs in the first inning but freshman Lindsay Tognetti came on in relief and shut down Cal State San Bernardino the rest of the game, She gave up four hits and struck out four.
Michelle Malbon's two-run single in the second highlighted a four-run uprising for the Aggies against Coyotes starter Amanda Steele, while Kacey Sevier's triple and Emily Hetzner's double helped staked UC Davis to a 6-4 lead.
UC Davis had nine hits in the game and played errorless defense.
The Aggies return to action on Friday with a 1 p.m. CCAA doubleheader against Grand Canyon.