Sonoma State Takes Softball Doubleheader From Aggies

April 10, 2004

Sonoma State 1, UC Davis 0 (Box Score)
Sonoma State 3, UC Davis 2 (Box Score)

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Kelly Lazzini fired a one-hit shutout in the opener while Isabel Banales went the distance in the nightcap as Sonoma State swept a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader from UC Davis on Saturday at Seawolf Field by scores of 1-0 and 3-2.

The losses drop the Aggies' overall record to 20-18 and their CCAA mark to 17-11 while the Seawolves improve to 15-30 overall and 9-17 in the conference. Amy Rosson was the hard-luck loser in the opener for UC Davis while Rachel Kelly went the distance in the second game, allowing just two walks and five hits. Sonoma State scored the winning run in the first game in its last at-bat.

Rosson and Lazzini were knotted in a scoreless duel in the opener as both threw strong games. Rosson gave up just five hits - the first one not coming until there was one out in the fourth inning - while striking out seven and walking just two.

Lazzini was strong for the Seawolves, holding the Aggies to just one hit, that coming in the form of a single by right-fielder Jenna Cresta in the second inning. But Lazzini shut down UC Davis the rest of the way, facing just two batters over the minimum in the game while striking out three and walking none.

Sonoma State pushed across the winning with two outs in the seventh inning. Lazzini's two-out single pushed Shawna Jackson to third with Jackson then scoring on after the ball glanced off the glove of Megan De La Hoya in left. The run made a winner out of Lazzini, who improved to 9-10. Rosson dropped to 13-6.

The Seawolves gave Banales an early run in the nightcap, scoring a run on Crystal Sauseda's single to center with two outs in the second inning. UC Davis' bats came alive in the second game as the Aggies collected nine hits, four of them coming in the third when they scored their first run. That score came when Emily Hetzner singled in Carie Brueckner with one out.



However, Sonoma State answered with two runs in the the bottom half of the inning as Audrey Rhyne's single to center resulted in two runs scoring; one on the hit and the other after the ball was played for an error. The Aggies rallied to score a run in the seventh after an infield error by Sonoma State but De La Hoya was left at first as the potential tying run.

Hetzner and Nikki Sheldon each had two hits and a double for the Aggies, while five different Sonoma State players collected singles. UC Daivs first baseman Sue Yale also had a pair of hits. Banales upped her record to 6-12 after scattering nine hits, striking out three and walking none. Kelly took the loss for UC Davis, dropping to 3-8.

UC Davis returns to action with a doubleheader against Chico State on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The twinbill is a makeup of one rained out earlier this season. Those same teams will play in Chico on Friday.