April 25, 2003
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
Pitchers Amy Rosson and Susan Churchwell each picked up wins, while thrd baseman Lindsay Moore knocked in seven runs, as No.17 UC Davis beat Sonoma State and San Francisco State by a pair of 8-0 scores Friday during the first day of pool play at the Mountain Dew Classic hosted by Cal State Bakersfield.
Both games were stopped in the sixth inning due to the eight-run rule. UC Davis ran its winning streak to six games, improving to 37-11 overall. The Aggies had 23 hits in the two games combined.
Rosson struck out five, walked only two and allowed just three hits, improving her record to 18-6. UC Davis gave her a run to work with in the third, tacked on five more in the fourth and then ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning by scoring two more runs.
Senior Jennifer Borrelli had a team-high three hits, also garnering a pair of RBIs. Moore, who had five hits in the two games, was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Designated player Susan Churchwell and center-fielder Emily Hetzner also had two hits, with Hetzner scoring two runs and hitting a triple.
The Aggies scored early against San Francisco State, scoring single runs in the first and third innings before tacking on three runs in both the fifth and sixth. Those were more than enough for Churchwell, who also gave up just three hits while upping her mark this season to 18-4. Churchwell walked only two and struck out four.
Moore provided the offensive punch for the Aggies, finishing 3 for 3 with a triple and knocking in five runs. Churchwell ended her day with five hits after going 3 for 3. Hetzner and Borrelli each had two hits and Megan Turman had a pair of RBIs.
UC Davis, ranked No.1 in the most recent NCAA Division II West Region poll, continues pool play at the tournament on Saturday against No.5 Western New Mexico at 11 a.m. and UC San Diego at 3 p.m.
UC Davis will open the day at 9 a.m., however, against Cal State Dominguez, concluding the second game of their April 11 California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader that was suspended by darkness tied, 10-10, after six innings. The Toros are also participating in the Bakersfield tournament.
Pool play at this weekend's tournament ends on Saturday with playoff action scheduled for Sunday.