March 8, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - - Senior third baseman Lindsay Moore's fourth home run in the past eight games sparked No.8 UC Davis to a 4-2 win in the second game as the Aggies split a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader at San Francisco State on Saturday.
The Gators beat UC Davis, 4-1, in the first game.
UC Davis split its second doubleheader of the weekend and is 20-5 overall and 13-3 in the CCAA. San Francisco State also split a doubleheader for the second time in as many days and is 10-17 overall. The Gators are 7-9 in the conference.
Moore, who had three home runs last weekend and was named the CCAA Player of the Week, continued her hot streak, hitting a three-run shot in the first inning of the nightcap, helping UC Davis to a quick 3-0 lead. She reached base on an infield error in the third, allowing catcher Megan Turman to score the Aggies' other run.
UC Davis had just four hits in the second game - including a pair by Moore - but that was enough for starter Susan Churchwell who scattered five hits while striking out seven and walking just two. She won her 10th straight game, improving her record to 10-2. San Francisco State had four errors in the game.
Holly Pearce fell to 3-3 for the Gators.
San Francisco State starter Sonja Garnett limited the Aggies to only three hits in the first game, striking out five and walking one while upping her record to 4-11. Amy Rosson lost her second straight game and is 10-3. She had nine strikeouts in the game and walked only one.
UC Davis led 1-0 after one at-bat in the opener, scoring when shortstop Lindsey Roark came across on Churchwell's groundout to second. However, the lead was short-lived as catcher Rachel Darrow hit a two-run double in the bottom of the first, putting the Gators in front, 2-1.
Rosson held the Gators in check until the sixth when Michelle Villegas singled in one run and then later scored. Roark, Jennifer Borrelli and Moore each singled for the Aggies, while Darrow and Villegas each had two hits for San Francisco State, which had six overall.
UC Davis returns to action on Wednesday when the Aggies travel for a CCAA doubleheader at Cal State Stanislaus.