April 7, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis was the first to score in Sunday's Big West series finale after plating a run in the first inning, but it was a six-run sixth inning that helped visiting Cal State Northridge leave La Rue Field with an 8-1 victory over the Aggies.
UC Davis falls to 15-18 with a 2-4 Big West record while the Matadors push their records to 15-23 and 1-5.
Even though Sunday's loss snaps the Aggies' seven-game win streak against the Matadors, UC Davis has still won the last four head-to-head series.
As was the case in each game of the previous day's doubleheader, UC Davis was the first to score and jumped out to an early lead after one inning of action.
A single through the middle of the infield by Kayla Tyler commenced the chain of events that led to the Aggies lone run of the afternoon; Tyler advanced to second when Kelly Schulze drew a five-pitch walk, reached third on Christa Castello's single to center and scored when the Matadors committed their first of three errors during Caitlin Voss' first at-bat.
Castello's first-inning hit was one of two earned throughout the day, one shy of Cat Guidry's team-high performance at the plate as she finished 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot for UC Davis.
JJ Wagoner was responsible for the Aggies' remaining hit.
The Matadors tied the score at 1-1 the following inning, but it was the events that took place throughout the top of the sixth that helped CSUN pull away to earn the decision.
Throughout that frame, CSUN sent 12 players to the plate, scored six runs and earned half of its 12 hits to pull away from UC Davis and salvage a game from the three played this weekend.
The Aggies will conclude their five-game homestand on Wednesday, April 10, with their midweek conference doubleheader against the Pacific Tigers. Action from La Rue Field will begin at 1 p.m.
In addition to live stats provided by Gametracker, KDVS (90.3 FM) will provide a broadcast of both games over the airwaves and online at ucdavisaggies.com.
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