March 11, 2005
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nikki Sheldon had two hits, includin a home run, and knocked in a pair of runs on Friday evening while three Aggies posted doubles as UC Davis beat Connecticut 5-1 in its opening game of the National Invitational Softball Tournament.
UC Davis later lost a 2-1 decision in eight innings to Iowa, finishing opening round-robin play. The Aggies are 4-19 overall heading into Saturday's championship bracket play where they will face Arizona State at noon.
De La Hoya had a pair of hits to lead the Aggies in their tough loss to Iowa.
Sheldon homered in the first inning and UC Davis led Connecticut 2-1 after three innings before tallying a pair of runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to secure the win.
Against Iowa, the Hawkeyes scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to the game 1-1 and then pushed across the winning run in the eighth. Jessica Hancock took the loss for the Aggies, falling to 1-7.
Iowa finished Pool C with a 2-0 record, UC Davis was 1-1 and Connecticut went 0-2. Arizona State, ranked 24th nationally, is 19-4 heading into Saturday's game against UC Davis. Twelve teams are in the tournament.
Brianna Warner named Big West Player of the Week
Softball wins weekend series in Santa Barbara
Four-run fourth leads to blowout victory at UCSB
Four teams earn
NCAA Public Recognition Awards
Final road trip takes Aggies to
UC Santa Barbara
Kibby's pitching, Jauregui's home run lifts Ags to 1-0 win
Aggies set new D-I record in Saturday's twinbill
Cadona frustrates No. 24 Cal
in I-80 clash