March 9, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. – Kelly Zboralske tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the six by hitting a solo home run, her fifth of the season to give UC Davis a chance to leave the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic with a weekend sweep. However, it was the host Cardinal who left Smith Family Stadium with a 3-2 win after plating the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning.
UC Davis ends its weekend in Stanford with a 9-17 overall record; by the narrowest of margins, No. 22/17 Stanford improves to 22-6
Trailing 2-0 with one inning in the books, UC Davis chopped its deficit in half by recording one run in the top of the second inning.
Reaching base after being hit by a pitch, Chandler Wagner advanced to second when Alicia Paine drew a seven-pitch walk to place herself in scoring position. After stealing third, Caitlin Voss allowed her to score on a sacrifice fly after hitting one to deep right field.
Three-and-a-half inning passed before either team scored its next run; with two out in the top of the sixth, Zboralske smashed her team-high fifth home run to even the score at 2-2.
Both Zboralske and Cat Guidry paced the Aggies at the plate by finishing 2-for-3.
In the bottom of that same frame, Stanford threatened to take another lead-an attempt stifled by sophomore southpaw Leah Munden and the teammates who surrounded her.
With Cardinal runners on second and third, Munden recorded the first Stanford out on a fly ball to center field. After allowing a walk to load the bases, UC Davis returned to its dugout unharmed after inducing back-to-back groundout to Wagner at second.
Catcher Krista Bava recorded out No. 2 at the plate, Amy Nunez ended the inning once she received the throw from her teammate at first base.
UC Davis was not as fortunate in the following frame as the Cardinal hit a one-out single, followed by a triple, to end the game.