Feb. 12, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. -
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS AT THE FRESNO STATE KICK-OFF
Feb. 8 vs. Southern Miss: W, 5-3
Feb. 9 at Fresno State: L, 4-2; vs. UTEP: W, 5-3
Feb. 10 vs. Southern Miss.: W, 5-2; vs. Sacramento State: L, 2-1
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
Wednesday, Feb. 13
UC Davis (3-2) vs. No. 9 Cal
La Rue Field (Davis, Calif.) - 2 p.m.
Stanford Nike Invitational
All games held at Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium (Stanford, Calif.)
Sunday, Feb. 17
UC Davis vs. Santa Clara - 12:15 p.m.
at No. 22 Stanford (4-2) - 2:30 p.m.
Three days after ending its inaugural weekend of games with a 3-2 record, UC Davis will host Cal in its home opener at La Rue Field on Wednesday, Feb. 13, before traveling to Stanford this weekend to compete in another four games at the Stanford Nike Invitational.
During that tournament, the Aggies' second in as many weeks, UC Davis will face Santa Clara and CSU Bakersfield in day one of the Stanford Nike Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Aggies will return to Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium the following day for another game against the Broncos prior to facing the host Cardinal in the tournament's finale.
Competing in all five games at last weekend's Fresno State Kick-Off, UC Davis sophomore infielder Amy Nunez enters this week's action with a team-high .400 batting average. Recording two multi-base hits out of the six collected while in Fresno, Nunez is one of four Aggies who finished the inaugural games of the 2013 season hitting .300 or above.
One of three players who drove in a team-high three runs during last weekend's tournament, senior infielder Kelly Schultze also finished with a .364 batting average. Rounding out the list of Aggie batters are sophomore outfielder Krista Bava (.357 avg.) and freshman outfielder Jasmine Lee (.333).
Possessing one of the deepest rosters in the Big West, head coach Karen Yoder utilized 18 different players throughout the team's tenure in Fresno.
Returning from the Central Valley with a 3-2 record, UC Davis will compete in its home opener when the Cal Bears visit La Rue Field on Wednesday, Feb. 13. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Splitting the first four games played of its season at the Arizona State Kajikawa Tournament, No. 9 Cal's game at UC Davis is the first of two non-conference contests against Big West teams that are featured on its schedule. The Bears will participate in three tournaments before hosting Pacific in early March.
Junior infielder Victoria Jones led the Bears at the plate while at Arizona State, hitting .556 with a double, a home run and drove in two throughout her nine at-bats. Sophomore infielder Breana Kostreba finished her weekend with a .417 average, four home runs and four RBI.
In that tournament, the Bears lost to Kentucky and Florida, but defeated Cal State Northridge and Indiana to earn a split of their games in Tempe.
A weekend in Palo Alto will follow the Aggies' home opener; highlighted by a rematch against the host Cardinal, two games are scheduled during both days of the Stanford Nike Invitational.
UC Davis will open the tournament against the Santa Clara Broncos and CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners, a team the Aggies will face in a road doubleheader on Mar. 16.
The Broncos opened their schedule last Saturday by hosting a non-conference doubleheader against Pacific, dropping both games by scores of 6-0 and 8-1.
Five Santa Clara players finished that weekend with a 2-for-6 effort at the plate to lead the team with matching .333 averages. Led by freshman Ciara Gonzales who logged 5.1 innings, five Bronco pitchers made an appearance in the circle against Pacific.
CSU Bakersfield is still searching for its first win of the season after dropping games to McNeese State, Texas A&M and Long Beach State during its inaugural weekend of action.
Senior outfielder Laura King leads the Roadrunners with a .375 batting average, with freshman first baseman Jessica Castaneda responsible for two of her team's three RBI.
Right-hander Kelsie Monroe appeared in all three CSU-Bakersfield games, earning starts on two occasions for head coach Crissy Buck. In her 13.2 innings pitched, the sophomore has given up 17 hits and enters the Invite with a 5.12 ERA.
UC Davis will complete its weekend against tournament host Stanford, the first of two meetings that will take place throughout the season. On March 6, the Cardinal will make the trip to Davis for a return game against the Aggies.
Last season, UC Davis defeated Stanford 2-1 at La Rue Field, and was leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning at Stanford before the game was canceled due to inclement weather. If five full innings were completed, that game would have become an official contest, and the Aggies would have completed their season sweep over the nationally-ranked Cardinal.
Also competing in the Kajikawa Classic, No. 22 Stanford finished its time in Tempe with a 4-2 record, earning wins over Bradley, Portland State, Cal Poly and Indiana. Responsible for handing the Cardinal their two losses were Oklahoma and Kentucky.
Like UC Davis, Stanford will also host its first home game on Wednesday, against Santa Clara.
Fans unable to make the trip to La Rue Field can still follow all the action from Wednesday's home opener, and all four games at the Stanford Nike Invitational through Gametracker. Live stat links for every game scheduled this week are available at ucdavisaggies.com.
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