March 25, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Shay Fryer hit a home run and Marissa Hiller and Taylor DeSilva combined for a no-hitter on Sunday afternoon as the Cal State Bakersfield softball team posted a come-from-behind 2-1 nonconference win over UC Davis at La Rue Field.
UC Davis fell to 10-21 overall with the loss while the Roadrunners improved to 7-19. It was the Aggies' first game since coming off final exams this past week and was their final contest before opening Big West Conference action at home next weekend.
Fryer's homerun to left field was her first of the season and came off UC Davis starter Justine Vela to start the second inning. It tied the game after Aggies pushed across a run in their first at-bat after Megan Guzman walked and stole second, and then came around on a pair of wild pitches from Cal State Bakersfield starter Marissa Hiller.
The 'Runners took the lead for good in the third inning, chasing Vela who put down the first two batters she faced but then gave up two walks and an infield single to load the bases. She then walked Fryer, bringing across Laura King with the go-ahead run.
Hiller (2-5) pitched the first two innings, was relieved for three by Taylor DeSilva and then came back to pitch the final two, earning the win. Hiller struck out four and walked three while DeSilva had no strikeouts and a walk.
UC Davis had runners on base in four innings, including getting a runner to second in the fourth when Kelly Schulze walked and stole second with two outs. But Hiller was able to get an infield groundout to end the threat.
The Aggies threatened again in the sixth after Megan Guzman's leadoff walk. Kelly Harmon sacrificed her to second but Cal State Bakersfield threw back to the bag after recording the out first, getting a diving Guzman.
Vela struckout five, including four straight, but took the loss to fall to 7-9. Jessica Thweat was effective in relief, going 4-1/3 innings, striking out six and walking none while allowing just two hits. UC Davis turned back a run when Adrianna Cardoza tried to score from second on an infield hit but the Aggies stopped her with a rundown between third and home.
Four different players had hits for the 'Runners who only had two hits leave the infield.
UC Davis will open Big West play on Saturday when it hosts UC Riverside for a noone doubleheader. The teams will play a single game at noon next Sunday.
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