March 6, 2004
TURLOCK, Calif. - UC Davis swept host Cal State Staenior pitcher Amy Rosson posted a five-hit shutout with nine strikeouts for a 3-0 win in the opener, while Rachel Kelly and Lindsay Tognetti combined to hold off Cal State Stanislaus in a 3-1 nightcap win, as UC Davis swept the Warriors in a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader on Saturday at Warrior Field.
UC Davis, which dropped a twinbill at Cal State Bakersfield on Friday, improved to 14-8 overall and 11-5 in the CCAA. Cal State Stanislaus is 10-15 overall and 8-10 in the CCAA.
Rosson improved to 9-2 after posting her seventh shutout this season. The Warriors had runners at second base in the third and fourth innings and later advanced a runner to third in the sixth, but Rosson was able to keep them from scoring in each instance. Her nine strikeouts give her 102 for the season in 70.1 innings of work.
UC Davis rallied for a pair of runs in the fourth inning with one out. Jenna Cresta singled to right and then moved to third on third baseman Nikki Sheldon's double to center. Cresta scored after an infield error while Michelle Malbon's double plated Sheldon.
Sheldon's second double of the game - this one in the fifth with one out - brought around senior Emily Hetzner who had singled.
Sheldon finished 3-for-3 while Cresta punched a pair of hits. Shortstop Lindsay Roark and Megan De La Hoya also had singles. De La Hoya also added two stolen bases. Jackie Miller had two hits for the Warriors, while pitcher Nikki Bartley took the loss.
The Aggies used eight hits in the nightcap to back up the pitching of Kelly and Tognetti. Kelly went the first 3.1 innings, allowing just thre hits and a run while striking out six. She was relieved by Tognetti in the fourth, who had a pair of strikeouts and allowed just one hit and a walk.
UC Davis scored single runs in the second, third and fifth innings, providing all the support the pitchers would need. Yale's two-out double to left in the second was follwoed by an RBI single from Jessica Miller. In the third, Cresta doubled to center, scoring catcher Megan Turman who led off the inning with a single and then stole second. Turman later scored from third after an infield error in the fifth. Yale and Michelle Malbon each had two hits for the Aggies, while Hetzner had an RBI. De La Hoya had a pair of stolen bases.
Kelly and Tognetti held the Warriors to just four hits, none of them for extra bases.
UC Davis returns to action on Friday when the Aggies host Cal State San Bernardino at 1 p.m.
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