April 25, 2004
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Senior center-fielder Emily Hetzner tied a school record with five hits as UC Davis beat Hawaii Pacific 12-7 on Saturday in the first game of their nonconference doubleheader before the host Sea Warriors capitalized on a four-run third inning to gain a split with a 6-2 win in the nightcap.
UC Davis, which split a doubleheader at Chaminade on Friday, is 24-24 overall. Hawaii Pacific is 21-18. Right-fielder Jessica Miller and third baseman Nikki Sheldon each had 3 RBI's in the first game while infielder Kacey Sevier had three hits in the second.
Hetzner finished the opener 5 for 5, collecting a double and scoring four runs. She tied the school record for most hits in a game, last achieved by Jenny Hall against San Francisco State in 1999. Trisha Reinhardt, who will be inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame this June, did it three times from 1994-97.
Hetzner led off the opener with a single, starting an Aggie offensive onslaught which scored twice in the first inning, three times in the second and five more times in the third on the way to a 10-1 lead.
Michelle Malbon had an RBI single n the first inning, Sheldon knocked in two runs with a double in the second and then hit another in with a single in the third. UC Davis had three hits in the five-run uprising, also taking advantage of four Hawaii Pacific errors.
Trailing 10-1, Hawaii Pacific chased Aggie starter Amy Rosson in the fourth before she was relieved by sophomore Rachel Kelly with one out. The Sea Warriors, who scored six runs on five hits, had a pair of RBI singles before a two-run triple from Brandy Choy Foo capped the rally. Lindsay Tognetti relieved Kelly, pitching the remainder of the game for UC Davis.
Hetzner's double in the fifth keyed another two-run inning for UC Davis which then held Hawaii Pacific scoreless the rest of the way. Sheldon had three hits, including a double, in the first game while Malbon and Sevier each had two hits. The Aggies collected 15 hits overall.
The Sea Warriors led 1-0 in the nightcap before Choy Foo doubled in two runs against Kelly for a 3-0 lead. That was followed by a one-out double by Jamie Reyes that tallied two more runs for a 5-0 lead.
Megan De La Hoyas's groundout scored Tognetti with the Aggies' second run, while Sevier's single to center that scored Carrie Brueckner accounted for the other. Holly Garcia had three hits to lead Hawaii Pacific, which had seven overall. UC Davis finished with six hits, led by Sevier's three.
UC Davis will conclude its season next weekend with its final four California Collegiate Athletic Association games. The Aggies will face Cal State Stanislaus on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at La Rue Field before facing Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday at noon.
Details on Friday's doubleheader split at Chaminade have not been available as of Sunday morning.