April 9, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Senior Amy Rosson threw a six-hit shutout to lead UC Davis in the opener while pitcher Sonja Garnett tossed a two-hit shutout to pace San Francisco State in the nightcap, as the Aggies and Gators split a pair of 3-0 games in a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader on Friday.
UC Davis is 20-16 overall and 17-9 in the CCAA while San Francisco State is now 23-20 overall and 14-10 in conference action. The Aggies split a CCAA twinbill for the third consecutive time.
Center-fielder Emily Hetzner had two hits for the Aggies in the opener, while first baseman Nicole Ramirez homered in the second game for the Gators.
Rosson improved to 13-5 this season, posting her 10th shutout and dropping her ERA to 0.64. She struck out four and walked just three on Friday. San Francisco State advanced runners to third base four times - including the fourth when it did so with just one out - but Rosson was able to work out of the jams each time.
UC Davis scored first, tallying a run when catcher Megan Turman scored on an infield error with two out in the first inning. The Aggies put two more runs on the board in the sixth inning after Turman opened with a double and later scored on Hetzner's single. Hetzner subsequently scored on a single from Jessica Miller.
UC Davis had seven hits in the game, including a double from third baseman Nikki Sheldon. Left-fielder Elissa Reizman had three hits and center-fielder Chrissy Hildenbrandt had two for the Gators.
The teams were tied in a scoreless battle in the second game until Ramirez homered off Aggies starter Lindsay Tognetti with one out in the third. It was the Gators' first run of the game after Tognetti set down six of the first seven batters she faced.
San Francisco State was able to tack on single runs in the fifth and sixth innings with the first coming across on an infield error and the second on an RBI single from Garnett, who had two hits in the game.
That was more than enough offense for Garnett, who gave up just a pair of singles to Sheldon and Breanne Adame. She struck out seven and walked just two. The only time she allowed a runner past second base was in the first when Turman moved over after opening with a walk, but Garnett was able to keep the Aggies from scoring.
Rachel Kelly pitched the final two innings for UC Davis. Tognetti dropped to 4-4 with the loss while Garnett improved to 14-10.
The Aggies return to action on Saturday when they travel to Sonoma State to face the Seawolves in a CCAA doubleheader beginning at noon.
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