Aggies fall late in season finale at CSUN

May 14, 2016

Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Trailing 2-0 early in Saturday's Big West Conference season finale at Matador Diamond, Ashley Lotoszynski's three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning pushed UC Davis ahead by one run heading into the bottom half of the frame. The Matadors tied the game by scoring a run of their own shortly thereafter, then plated the game-winning run in the sixth inning to narrowly defeat the Aggies, 4-3.

A leadoff single to right, another two singles up the middle and a UC Davis error helped CSUN jump out to an early 2-0 lead after one inning.

With neither team able to generate a hit in the following two frames, the Aggies' bats caught fire from the moment the fourth inning began.

Brianna Warner earned the first of her two team-high hits on a leadoff single to left, followed by another single to left from Taylor Peters. On the third pitch throw Lotoszynski's way from CSUN starter Daphne Pofek, the sophomore shortstop smacked one over the fence in left, giving her team a 3-2 lead.

That one-run advantage disappeared when the Matadors returned to the plate; a leadoff triple from Tara Kliebenstein became the tying run when she scampered home on a wild pitch, evening the score at 3-3.

But it was back-to-back CSUN doubles in the bottom of the sixth that ultimately became the difference in the game since it was that run that snapped a 3-3 tie for good.

Saturday's heartbreaking result from Northridge marked the second time in as many days that CSUN scored the decisive run in its final set of at bats, pushed UC Davis overall record to 15-35, its Big West mark to 4-17, and improved the Matadors' records to 34-22 and 17-4.

Also making their final collegiate appearance were four Matadors and six UC Davis seniors -- Christina Guidry, Leah Munden, Kaila Olson, Alicia Paine, Justine Vela and Kelly Zboralske.


CSUN 4, UC Davis 3 
UC Davis............ 000 300 0 - 3 4 1 (15-35, 4-17 BWC)
CSUN................. 200 101 X - 4 8 1 (34-22, 14-7 BWC)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Vela, Justine; Munden, Leah(4) and McInnes, Taiya. CSUN - Pofek, D. and
Habitz, K.; Nate, T..
Win-Pofek, D.(19-8) Loss-Munden, Leah(8-11) T-1:54 A-300
HR UCD - Lotoszynski, A. (2).
Weather: Clear skies, hot