Feb. 26, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. - Holly Currie had three hits to lead an 11-hit Auburn attack in a 3-0 win over UC Davis while Sacramento State pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 win over the Aggies later, as UC Davis dropped a pair of games on Saturday at the Stanford Invitational.
UC Davis is 3-13 overall, finishing the first two days of the tournament with a 1-3 record. Four different Aggies each had a hit in against Auburn while Lindsay Cox had two hits for UC Davis against the Hornets.
Jessica Hancock went the distance in the opener for UC Davis, striking out six and walking just one, but giving up 11 hits which Auburn used to score its three runs. The Tigers were also helped by a trio of Aggie errors.
Sara Dean doubled to right, scoring on an error for Auburn's first run while Currie's single to left scored another unearned run. The final run came in the seventh on an infield groundout.
Megan De La Hoya, Nikki Sheldon, Lindsay Tognetti and Ashley Johnson each had singles for the Aggies in the first game. Kristina McCain had two hits, while Dean and Sara Ghezzi also had two each. Beth DiPietro had eight strikeouts to help improve her record to 8-1.
UC Davis jumped to a 2-0 lead against Sacramento State in the Aggies' second game on Saturday as Sheldon and Megan Turman each came around on Hancock's two-out single to left in the third. Stacey Benzing held the Hornets in check until the fifth when the Hornets scored an unearned run on a triple by Gloria Toledo. Hilary Johnson's infield single scored Toledo with the second run of the frame.
Cox singled to center to start the top of the seventh fro UC Davis and was sacrificed to second by Lauren Pieretti but reliever Brianne Ferguson got the final two outs to keep the score knotted. Sacramento State was able to score the winning run in the last of the seventh, scoring another unearned run on Teri Ann Caoagan's single up the middle with two outs off reliever Lindsay Tognetti.
Cox led UC Davis with two hits while Sheldon, Hancock and Benzing each had one hit.
Benzing posted a four strikeouts while Tognetti had three. Nikki Cinque allowed five hits and walked none while Ferguson earned her fifth win in relief. UC Davis had four errors in the game.
UC Davis finishes the tournament with a matchup against Texas Tech on Sunday.