April 6, 2004
Santa Clara 1, UC Davis 0 (Box Score)
Santa Clara 3, UC Davis 0 (Box Score)
(Press release courtesy of Santa Clara Athletics Media Relations)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Bronco pitcher Jaime Forman-Lau struck out the
first 11 batters she faced in leading the Santa Clara University
softball team to a 1-0 victory over UC Davis this afternoon at Marsalli
Park. She finished with 13 Ks in the three-hitter for her 14th win of
The Broncos also won game two by a 3-0 score and improve to
16-20 overall. The Aggies fall to 19-15.
The Broncos scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the first.
Centerfielder Angela Kabanuck led off and reached first after a pitch by
Amy Rosson hit her. Third baseman Vanessa Werner then moved Kabanuck to
second on a bunt down the third baseline. Second baseman Jenny Brown
walked to load the bases. Shortstop Shannon Linerud then drove in
Kabanuck with a single to right field. The Broncos were unable to
further capitalize in the inning.
Brown doubled to open the third for the Broncos' final hit of the
game. It also marked Brown's third double in the team's last three
Forman-Lau's no-hitter was broken up in the fifth with Aggie Jenna
Cresta's single to right field. UCD's Megan Turman added a two-out
double in the sixth and teammate Nikki Sheldon posted a two-out single
in the seventh to comprise UC Davis' three hits of the game. The loss was
only the fifth of the year for Rosson.
In the matinee, Santa Clara loaded the bases in the bottom of the third
with no outs. UC Davis was able to record two outs at home plate and
close out the inning without allowing any runs.
Three Bronco his in the fourth scored one run to give SCU a lead.
Pitcher Liz Courter opened the frame with a single and advanced to
second when catcher Kate Goethals' base hit followed. Courter was out
on third as right-fielder Keri Reisinger reached first. Goethals moved
to third on a fielder's choice and was brought home by Werner's
two-out RBI single.
The contest was put out of reach in the fifth with two more Bronco
runs. With one out, Aggie pitcher Rachel Kelly walked Linerud and
designated player Rachel Sherman. Courter followed with a high hopper to
load the bases. Goethals brought in Linerud with an out made at second.
Goethals then stole second, allowing Sherman to steal home on the
Santa Clara finished with nine hits, giving Courter the win in the
circle. Kelly took the loss for UCD. The Aggies scattered six hits
across the innings, including two in the seventh in an attempted
comeback. Sheldon had two hits for the Aggies.
UC Davis returns to California Collegiate Athletic Association action with a doubleheader at San Francisco State on Friday. The Aggies will play at Sonoma State on Saturday.