Aggies edged in tournament finale at SDSU

March 5, 2017

Box Score

SAN DIEGO - Facing its second ranked team of the weekend in the San Diego Classic I's tournament finale at SDSU Softball Stadium, UC Davis scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead, but a two-run sixth helped host San Diego State edge the Aggies by a 5-4 score. 

UC Davis will head to Stanford for Wednesday's season finale with a 7-12 overall record while SDSU, at team that received votes in both national polls this week, ends its weekend with at 11-7.

The Aggies struck first when Brianna Warner's single to short, in the second inning, drove in Marissa Jauregui to give UC Davis an early 1-0 lead. By scoring their first run in the bottom half of that same frame, the Aztecs evened the score at 1-1 entering the third.

Neither team scored until the bottom of the fourth when SDSU scored twice on three singles a sacrifice bunt and an Aggie error to take a short-lived 3-1 lead.

In its next set of at-bats, it was UC Davis that responded to an opponent's scoring rally by piecing together on of its own; by pushing three runs across the plate, the Aggies took the field leading 4-3.

Back-to-back singles from Taylor Peters, who led-off the inning, and Christa Castello placed runners on first and second with one out. Another single from Alexis Carney loaded the bases; an Aztec error allowed the Aggies to score their first run of the frame. As the inning progressed, fielder's choice allowed the Aggies to tie the score at 3-3 until UC Davis took full advantage of another SDSU miscue, thanks to their speed and aggressive baserunning, to snap that tie with two outs.

A two-out single in SDSU's half of the sixth allowed it to score two runs, the last scored with two outs already recorded, to flip the Aztecs' one-run hole into a one-run victory.

After the Aggies face Stanford on Wednesday, they will remain home until its first Big West game of the season, scheduled for March 31 at Hawai'i, thanks to home tournaments in consecutive weekends: the Aggie Invitational I and II.

San Diego State 5, UC Davis 4 (03/05/07 at San Diego)
UC Davis................ 010 030 0 - 4 11 3 (7-12)
San Diego State..... 010 202 X - 5 8 2 (11-7)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Reynolds, Andrea; Kibby, Katie(5) and Carney, Alexis. San Diego State -
Win-MORENO(5-2) Save-FORMBY(1) Loss-Kibby, Katie(4-3) T-2:03 A-249
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy