Sixth Inning Lifts Mustangs To 9-2 Victory Over Aggies

April 10, 2005

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DAVIS, Calif. - Chelsy Stouffer had a three-run double in Cal Poly's six-run sixth inning on Sunday as the Mustangs broke open a close game on their way to a 9-2 victory over UC Davis in a nonconference softball game at La Rue Field.

UC Davis fell to 5-32 with the loss while Cal Poly, which swept the three-game weekend series, improved to 26-11. Catcher Megan Turman had a pair of hits for the Aggies while shortstop Jackie Gehrke-Jones went 4-for-4 with two RBI's for the Mustangs.

Cal Poly, which outscored UC Davis 21-2 in two games on Saturday, was up just 3-2 entering the sixth inning on Sunday. But consecutive singles to left field by Amy Jo Nazarenus, Gehrke-Jones and Lisa Modglin to lead off the frame scored the first run while Stoufer's three-run double to left made it 7-2. A bases loaded walk scored another run while a single up the middle by Gehrke-Jones scored Shannon Brooks with the final run.

"(Cal Poly) came through with runners in scoring position and that was key for them," said UC Davis coach Karen Matteson.

The Mustangs jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning against UC Davis starter Rachel Kelly, getting a sacrifice fly to right by Shannon Brooks with one out and an infield single by catcher Erin Myers for the other run.

UC Davis, however, chased Cal Poly starter Emily Hively in the second inning, collecting four hits to score a pair of runs and tie the game. Turman doubled to right to start the rally while Kelly had an infield single to plate Turman. Megan De La Hoya's long single to right-center field helped load the bases for Kristin Herrera who had an RBI single through the left side off relief pitcher Eva Nelson.



"When we hit the ball on the ground we put runners on base," said Matteson.

Tied 2-2, Cal Poly took the lead for good on Gerhrke-Jones' RBI single in the fourth inning.

Nelson earned her second pitching win of the weekend after finishing Sunday's game for Cal Poly. She alloed just two hits to go with four strikeouts and a walk, improving her record to 10-7. Kelly, who scattered six hits through the first five innings before being relieved by Lindsay Tognetti in the sixth, also had three strikeouts and five walks. She fell to 3-10.

Ashley Johnson also had a hit for UC Davis while Modglin posted three hits for Cal Poly.

UC Davis, which has lost 10 straight games, will return to action with a three-game series next weekend at UC Santa Barbara. The Mustangs and Gauchos will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single-game on Sunday.