Softball sweeps Saturday's Aggie Invitational II slate

March 18, 2017

UC Davis-Saint Mary's Box Score  |  UC Davis-Princeton Box Score

Aggie Invitational II Tournament Central

DAVIS, Calif. - Christa Castello hit 2-for-3, drove in a run and scored twice, Caroline Figueroa scored twice herself and drove in another run in the first of two non-conference games that took place Saturday afternoon at La Rue Field. Also taking place in that first game was a stellar performance in the circle from Sara Cadona, who allowed only one run throughout her 4.2 innings in the circle to help her team record a 7-5 victory against Saint Mary's.

In the second game of the day, Maddie Rojas' single to short in the bottom of the second evened the game at 1-1; in the following frame, Alexis Carney's solo home run to left broke that tied score and lifted the Aggies to a 2-1 win versus Princeton.

With Saturday's results, UC Davis is 5-0 on the weekend and will enter Sunday's 1:15 p.m. tournament finale vs. the Tigers with a 14-17 overall record. With their losses, Saint Mary's fell to 11-15 and Princeton dropped to 2-4.

Against the Tigers, right-hander Andrea Reynolds shined giving up only one run and six hits, setting the Aggies up for a perfect weekend if they are able to collect the right result in a rematch with Princeton. 

Leading 5-4 against the Gaels, what started as a single to center from Castello became the team's final two runs of that game -- enough to keep SMC at bay for the rest of the day. 

Originally reaching first on her hit, Castello advanced to second when Gael centerfielder Dylan Linton attempted to nab Brianna Warner at home. Not only did the Aggies' centerfielder score on that play, Linton's throw allowed Castello to place herself in scoring position at second. However, an errant throw to second, which rolled into the outfield, allowed Castello to race around third and extend UC Davis' lead to 7-4.

In addition to live stats, an internet audio broadcast of Sunday's Aggie Invitational II finale is available by clicking here.

UC Davis 7, Saint Mary's 5 (03/18/17 at Davis, Calif.)
Saint Mary's........ 103 010 0 - 5 10 2 (11-15)
UC Davis............. 032 200 X - 7 9 2 (13-17)
Pitchers: Saint Mary's - Whitt; McCoy(5) and Chew. UC Davis - Kibby, Katie; Cadona, Sara(3) and
Carney, Alexis.
Win-Cadona, Sara(1-4) Loss-Whitt(3-5) T-1:55 A-0
HR SMC - Chew (1).
Weather: 63 degrees, wind 11 S

UC Davis 2, Princeton 1 (03/18/17 at Davis, Calif.)
Princeton........... 010 000 0 - 1 6 1 (2-4)
UC Davis............ 011 000 X - 2 5 0 (14-17)
Pitchers: Princeton - LaGuardia and Walsh. UC Davis - Reynolds, Andrea and Carney, Alexis.
Win-Reynolds, Andrea(6-8) Loss-LaGuardia(0-2) T-1:36 A-0
HR PRIN - Reynolds (2).
HR UCD - Carney, Alexis (4).