UC Davis Heads to Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Lauryn Saunders (pictured) and Kelly Zboralske each lead the Aggies with two home runs.
 
Lauryn Saunders (pictured) and Kelly Zboralske each lead the Aggies with two home runs.
 

Feb. 20, 2014

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Feb. 11 vs. Pacific: L, 8-5
Feb. 12 vs. Sacramento State: W, 1-0
Feb. 14 vs. Western Kentucky: W, 2-0
Feb. 14 at No. 12/13 UCLA: L, 6-0
Feb. 15 vs. Western Kentucky: L, 9-8 (8)
Feb. 15 vs. Robert Morris: W, 2-1
Feb. 16 at No. 12/13 UCLA: L, 5-1

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

2014 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
Feb. 20-23, 2014
All games held at Big League Dreams Park - Cathedral City, Calif.
Tournament Central

The Last Meeting
UC Davis3
Syracuse5
February 25, 2012
Cathedral City, Calif.

The Last Meeting
UC Davis5
Notre Dame4
March 9, 2013
Tempe, Ariz.
UC Davis Downs Notre Dame at Diamond Devil Invitational
Able to compete for one-half inning yesterday against New Mexico State before rain wiped out the day's schedule, UC Davis was defeated 4-2 in Saturday's all-Aggie affair. After a brief break, UC Davis rebounded to defeat Notre Dame 5-4.

The Last Meeting
UC Davis3
UNLV4
February 7, 2014
Las Vegas
Aggies Stifle Razorbacks' Rally; Topple SEC Foe, 5-4
A RBI single to centerfield from Christa Castello drove broke a 3-3 deadlock in the top of the seventh inning, aggressive baserunning pushed another UC Davis run across the plate to give the Aggies the lead for good in their 5-4, season-opening victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks in their inaugural game at the Sportco Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas.

The Last Meeting
Oregon3  
UC Davis08
March 1, 2009
San Diego, Calif.
UC Davis Concludes San Diego Classic I
UC Davis closed out the San Diego Classic I Sunday and was shut out by Oregon and Colorado State by identical 3-0 scores. The Aggies finished the tournament 2-2 after posting a pair of their own shutouts on Saturday. Belinda Paine collected four of the Aggies' 10 hits on Sunday. The losses dropped UC Davis to 10-5.

Friday, Feb. 21
UC Davis (4-6) vs. Syracuse (2-3) - 10 a.m.

UC Davis vs. No. 24/24 Notre Dame (8-1) - 12:30 p.m.
Live Stats 

Saturday, Feb. 22
UC Davis vs. UNLV (2-7) - 10 a.m.
Live Stats 

Sunday, Feb. 23
UC Davis vs. LIU Brooklyn (2-7) - 9 a.m.

UC Davis vs. No. 6/6 Oregon (9-1) - 11:30 a.m.

NOTES: Designated home team in italics; all times Pacific and subject to change; rankings provided by USA Today/NFCA Coaches and ESPN.com/USA Softball polls as of Feb. 18.

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will embark on a 17-game road swing starting this weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. While in Cathedral City, Calif., the Aggies will start their schedule Friday morning versus Syracuse before facing No. 24/24 Notre Dame-a team UC Davis defeated at last year's Diamond Devil Invitational (hosted by Arizona State).

Saturday's lone game will bring UC Davis and UNLV together for the second time this season; these same teams faced one another on Feb. 7, in the inaugural day of action at UNLV's Sportco Kick-Off Classic. 

Two early morning games against LIU Brooklyn and No. 6/6 Oregon will take place before softball returns to Davis.

Of the five games on UC Davis Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic schedule, live stats are available for Friday's matchup versus Notre Dame and Saturday's game against UNLV.

ALL MY BAGS ARE PACKED, I'M READY TO GO
Starting this weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, UC Davis will play its next 17 straight games on the road before hosting its next set of home games, a doubleheader against Saint Mary's on March 26. This stretch of events is second only to UC Santa Barbara and its 20-game trip for the longest road swing on any of the eight Big West schedules.

ONE STEP CLOSER
Freshman right-hander Dana Cruse surrendered just two hits in five-plus innings for her first collegiate win while sophomore shortstop Christa Castello collected two singles and drove in the game's only run, leading UC Davis to a 1-0 victory over Sacramento State in this season's only home Causeway Cup event.The victory added another 2.50 points in the Aggies' Causeway column, only four more points are needed to keep the cup in Davis for another year.

COACH YODER COLLECTS NO. 200
When UC Davis stepped off the diamond after capturing a 2-1 win against Robert Morris on Feb. 15, at the Stacy Winsburg Memorial Tournament, head coach Karen Yoder recorded victory No. 200 at the helm of the Aggie Softball.

LISTEN LIVE FROM LA RUE FIELD
KDVS, UC Davis' campus radio station, will simulcast eight home games from La Rue Field this season both online at ucdavisaggies.com, and on terrestrial radio at 90.3 FM. Games on its broadcast schedule include:

Feb. 11 vs. Pacific
Feb. 12 vs. Sacramento State
Feb. 18 vs. Stanford
April 18 vs. UC Santa Barbara (both games of that day's doubleheader)
Apr. 19 vs. UC Santa Barbara
May 9 vs. Hawai'i (both games)

"We have not finalized our schedule since we have softball fans at the station and are working on scheduling additional extra internet-only broadcasts as the season progresses," said Samuel Meckler, Co-Director for KDVS.