March 1, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - UC Davis closed out the San Diego Classic I Sunday and was shut out by Oregon and Colorado State by identical 3-0 scores. The Aggies finished the tournament 2-2 after posting a pair of their own shutouts on Saturday. Belinda Paine collected four of the Aggies' 10 hits on Sunday. The losses dropped UC Davis to 10-5.
It took eight innings to decide the game against Oregon. The Ducks' Mikayla Endicott and the Aggies' Alex Holmes matched each other pitch-for-pitch through seven innings before Oregon scored three times in the top of the eighth. The Ducks had four hits in the inning. Paine finished the game 2-for-4, and Rachel Miller had a double.
Colorado State took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and added runs in the fifth and sixth innings to pad its lead. The last run was unearned against Jessica Hancock, who suffered just her second loss of the year. Paine went 2-for-3 against the Rams, and Marissa Araujo added a double.
UC Davis returns to action Wednesday when it plays at Sacramento State in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.