Aggies split weekend series against Dartmouth

Andrea Reynolds capped a strong weekend in the circle with another stellar performance against the Big Green.
March 27, 2016

Box Score

DAVIS, Calif. - Dartmouth scored the first run during Sunday’s Aggie Spring Swing Invitational finale at La Rue Field in the top of the first inning, doubled its lead in the third, withstood a dangerous UC Davis scoring opportunity in the sixth and held on to record a 2-0 victory against the Aggies to earn a weekend split against the tournament’s host team.

UC Davis will enter Tuesday night’s matchup at Pacific with an 11-15 record while the Big Green will return home with an 11-9 mark. 

Two singles and a stolen base preceded a sacrifice fly from Dartmouth’s Karen Chaw in the first inning; the Big Green scored another run two frames later when Kathy Dzienkowski’s single drove in Katie McEachern.

McEachern led off the top of the third with a single, the first of three that were recorded by the Big Green that inning. 

Entering in relief with one out in the top of the second, Andrea Reynolds continued her stellar pitching performance with another strong 5.2-inning outing.

Throwing against Dartmouth for the second time in as many days, she gave up only one run and three hits — all taking place during that third inning — but kept the Aggies in contention by retiring the Big Green in order in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. 

Were it not for an error committed by the Aggies in the top of the fourth, Reynolds would have ended her morning with a flawless final four innings.

Throughout the tournament, the junior right-hander did not allow a walk throughout her 12.2 innings in the circle, gave up only seven hits, earned a complete-game victory and posted a 1.11 ERA. 

UC Davis’ most dangerous scoring opportunity took place in the sixth inning, trailing 2-0, when Taiya McInnes recorded the last of her team-high two hits with one out. After Kaila Olson entered the game to pinch run for the junior designated player, Taylor Peters pushed her teammate to scoring position by hitting a two-out single up the middle.


 

 

But that was the closest the Aggies came to erasing its deficit as Dartmouth starting pitcher Morgan McCalmon escaped that inning by forcing a pop fly to first base, ending UC Davis’ rally in the process.

Softball will return to action Tuesday evening in Stockton — the final non-conference game before the start of league play. First pitch will take place at 6 p.m.; live stats and video links for this contest are available at ucdavisaggies.com.

 

Dartmouth 2, UC Davis 0 
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Dartmouth........... 101 000 0 - 2 7 1 (11-9)
UC Davis.............. 000 000 0 - 0 4 2 (11-15)
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Pitchers: Dartmouth - McCalmon, Morgan and Dzienkowski, Kathy. UC Davis - Munden, Leah;
Reynolds, Andrea(2) and McInnes, Taiya; Robertson, Katie.
Win-McCalmon, Morgan(7-3) Loss-Munden, Leah(7-6) T-1:55 A-327
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy