April 16, 2004
CHICO, Calif. - Senior Amy Rosson pitched 10-1/3 innings of scoreless relief to lead visiting UC Davis to a 2-0 11-inning win over Chico State in the nightcap after a four-run outburst in the first inning led the Wildcats to a 9-1 in the opener, as the teams split a California Collegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader for the second time this week.
The Aggies are 22-20 overall and 19-13 in the CCAA while Chico State improved to 22-23 overall and 14-18 in conference action. Katie Stokx and Emily McDermont combined to hold UC Davis to just one hit in the first game which was stopped in the sixth inning because of the eight-run rule.
Chico State wasted no time taking control of the first game, getting a bases-clearing double from Allison Shirley with one out in the first inning against Rosson.
Four hits and two Aggie errors helped Chico State take the 4-0 lead in the first stanza and that remained the score until UC Davis scored one run in the fourth. Jessica Miller singled to second, but a throwing error allowed catcher Megan Turman to score. Miller's hit was the Aggies' lone hit of the game against Stokx and McDermont.
Stokx went 3-2/3 innings, allowing five walks and striking out six before McDemont went the rest of the way, giving up just one walk. Stokx was credited with the win, improving to 10-10.
Chico State ended the game with four more runs in the sixth, collecting four more hits. Stokx had the big base knock, doubling in three runs with one out. Lindsay Himmelspach's single to left scored Allison Armas with the game-ending run.
Sophomore Rachel Kelly started the second game in the pitcher's circle for UC Davis but Rosson relieved her with two outs and the bases loaded in the first inning and went the rest of the way. Rosson scattered just six hits over more than 10 innings of work, striking out 10 and walking just two.
Rosson posted seven straight outs from the third through fifth innings via pop-ups and then had potential game-winning runs at third base with less than two outs in both the eighth and ninth innings. However, a double-play line-drive help thwart the first situation while a groundout and strikeout ended the second.
UC Davis took the lead for good in the scoreless game with two runs in the 11th. Kacey Sevier's two-out single scored pinch-runner Carrie Brueckner from third while Emily Hetzner's single to center scored Sevier with the second. Rosson had two strikeouts in the bottom of the 11th, recording the win and improving to 15-7.
Lindsey Roark had two hits for the Aggies while six different Wildcats posted hits.
UC Davis returns to action with a non-conference doubleheader at Hawaii Pacific on Thursday.