March 1, 2003
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - First baseman Sue Yale's home run in the fifth inning of the second game was the contest's only score as No.8 UC Davis beat host UC San Diego, 1-0, sweeping the Tritons in a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
The Aggies won the opener, 8-2, highlighted by a home run from third baseman Lindsay Moore. Junior pitcher Amy Rosson allowed just three hits in the first game while senior Susan Churchwell shut the door with a four-hitter in the nightcap.
UC Davis won for the seventh straight game and the 16th time in the past 17 outings, improving to 18-3 overall and 11-1 in the CCAA. UC San Diego dropped to 10-9 overall and 6-6 in the conference.
Churchwell and Tritons' starter Keri Hanley were tangled in a scoreless duel through the first four innings of the second game, but Yale turned the game with a solo home run for a 1-0 Aggies lead. It was Yale's second homer of the weekend and her team-leading fourth of the season. Churchwell, who improved to 8-2, made the run stand up the rest of the way. She struck out six and walked just two in her shutout.
Outside of Yale's home run, Hanley was also very effective, scattering five hits, striking out seven and walking only two. She dropped to 3-5 with the loss. Catcher Angie Linsenmeyer doubled for one of UC Davis' hits.
The Aggies, who had 35 hits and 29 runs in their sweep at Cal St., San Bernardino on Friday, pounded out 13 more hits in the opener on Saturday, including six extra-base hits. Catcher Megan Turman tripled in two runs and Moore doubled in another as UC Davis jumped to a 3-0 lead after its first at-bat.
Jennifer Borrelli's RBI-single in the second scored Kristin Herrera with another run and run-scoring hits by Yale, Michelle Malbon and Emily Hetzner added three more in the third. Moore homered for the third time this weekend, adding the Aggies' final run in the seventh. Turman, Moore, Yale and Malbon doubled for UC Davis, while Borrelli finished with two hits.
Rosson upped her record to 10-1 with the complete-game win. She struck out two, walked three and gave up just three hits. Jodie Bland went 2.1 innings for UC San Diego, falling to 5-3.
UC Davis returns to action on Friday at Sonoma State.