April 3, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. -
Erin Sigala tossed a complete-game three-hitter and designated player Kia Fennell knocked in a pair of runs as Cal State Northridge finished a weekend sweep of UC Davis with a 3-1 nonconference softball win on Sunday atternoon on La Rue Field.
UC Davis fell to 5-29 with the loss while the Matadors improved to 14-10. Nikki Sheldon had an RBI double in the seventh inning as the Aggies rallied late against Sigala.
Sigala posted her second win against the Aggies over the weekend, evening her record at 5-5. She set down the first nine batters she faced on Sunday before giving up a single to right field by Megan De La Hoya. Sigala finished with four strikeouts and just one walk.
Trailing 3-0, UC Davis scored a run in the bottom of the seventh when Megan Turman reached on an infield error and then scored when Sheldon drove a double to right. Sheldon moved to third on the play but was stranded there as Sigala got a pair of infield groundouts and a strikeout to end the rally.
Cal State Northridge took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a single up the middle by Jan Moshier that scored Jen Whitcomb from second. Fennell followed two batters later with a single to right that scored Moshier.
The Matadors added another run in the seventh after rallying with two outs. Back-to-back singles by Emilee Moores and Jan Moshier, and a hit batter loaded the bases for Fennell. Heather Martin beat the throw to second on Fennell's infield grounder, allowing Moores to score for a 3-0 lead.
Rachel Kelly went 6.2 innings for UC Davis, scattering six hits, striking out five and walking none but hitting five batters. She fell to 3-7 with the loss. Lindsay Tognetti pitched the final out of the seventh inning for the Aggies. Tognetti also had the Aggies' other hit.
"We have to learn to put seven good innings together," said Aggie coach Karen Matteson
. "Right now, we're putting together five and six innings."
UC Davis, which has lost seven straight, will return to action on Saturday when it hosts future Big West Conference opponent Cal Poly in a noon doubleheader at La Rue Field.