March 12, 2003
TURLOCK, Calif. - Senior third baseman Lindsay Moore's solo home run in the eighth inning of Wednesday's nightcap - the Aggies' third homer of the day - lifted No.2 UC Davis to the second of two 4-3 wins over host Cal State Stanislaus in a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader.
With the sweep, the Aggies improved to 22-5 overall and 14-3 in the CCAA, while the Warriors fell to 12-14 overall and 8-9 in the conference. Megan Turman had home runs in both games for UC Davis, while Amy Rosson earned both pitching wins, the second coming in a relief appearance.
Moore finished 3-for-4 in the second game, also collecting a double, but it was her team-leading fifth homerun of the year with one out in the eighth off Michelle Terrazas that gave UC Davis a 4-3 lead. From there, Rosson closed the door on the Warriors, striking out two batters in their last at-bat and earning her team-best 11th win of the season. Rosson who relieved starter Susan Churchwell with one out in the seventh, is 11-3 overall.
Shortstop Lindsey Roark doubled twice in the second game for UC Davis which scored twice in the first inning when Turman homered for the third time this year. UC Davis added another run in the second on an RBI bunt to third from Jennifer Borrelli that scored Roark, who had doubled again.
Churchwell allowed just one hit until the fourth when Cal State Stanislaus capitalized on two hits and an error to score a run. An infield error led to another run by the Warriors in the sixth, while shortstop Ali Bailie's double in the seventh scored Monica Mendez with the tying run.
UC Davis had eight hits in the game, while Cal State Stanislaus received two hits each from Bailie and Shawna Brunwold. Churchwell struck out eight and walked three in 6.1 innings, while Roson struck out four and walked only one in 1.2 innings of work.
The Aggies opened the doubleheader with a 4-3 win in the first game as well, scoring three quick runs in the first inning when Turman homered to left field, scoring Roark and Churchwell. UC Davis added another run in the sixth inning when second baseman Kristin Herrera doubled home Michelle Malbon, who opened the inning with a single.
Rosson held the Warriors to just one hit through the first five innings, but Cal State Stanislaus managed to get within a run when pitcher Rachelle Verhoeven hit a three-run home runin the sixth which scored first baseman Kim Thurman and second baseman Kristi Bruno. Rosson, however, held the Warriors scoreless the rest of the way, earning the win. She finished with 10 strikeouts and walked none.
Turman and Herrera each had two hits in the game for UC Davis, while first baseman Sue Yale also doubled.
The Aggies, who rose to No.2 in this week's National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll, are off until hosting Chico State on March 29.