Aggies Continue Tournament Slate in Santa Clara

Cat Guidry hit .556 and scored four runs throughout last week's game at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Cat Guidry hit .556 and scored four runs throughout last week's game at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 21 vs. Syracuse: L, 7-5
Feb. 21 vs. 24/24 Notre Dame: L, 12-11
Feb. 22 vs. UNLV: L, 11-4
Feb. 23 vs. LIU Brooklyn: W, 4-1
Feb. 23 vs. No. 6/6 Oregon: L, 8-0 (6)


Santa Clara Marriott Classic
Hosted by Santa Clara - March 1-3, 2014
All games played at SCU Softball Field - Santa Clara, Calif.

Saturday, March 1
UC Davis Aggies (5-13) at Santa Clara Broncos (0-8) - 12 p.m.
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The Last Meeting
UC Davis14  
Santa Clara16
February 17, 2013
Palo Alto, Calif.

UC Davis Aggies vs. Boston University Terriers (3-1) - 2:30 p.m.
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Sunday, March 2
UC Davis Aggies vs. Boston University Terriers - 10 a.m.
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UC Davis Aggies vs. Seattle University Redhawks (5-11) - 12:30 p.m.
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NOTES: Designated home team in italics; all times Pacific and subject to change.

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will continue its tournament schedule as one of four participating teams at this weekend's Santa Clara Marriott Classic, hosted by Santa Clara University.

The Aggies will begin competition on Saturday, March 1, against the host Broncos before completing its opening day of games against Boston University. First pitch times are scheduled for 12 and 2:30 p.m.

Boston U. and UC Davis will square off against one another for the second straight, and final, occasion to kick off Sunday's round of games at 10 a.m. Once that game against the Terriers is completed, the Aggies will remain on the diamond to battle Seattle U., at 12:30 p.m., in their tournament finale.

Of the six players listed by the Big West Conference as of Monday, Feb. 24, three Aggies have hit enough doubles this season to earn a league ranking. Tied for No. 1, alongside two additional players with five doubles is Amy Nunez; Lauryn Saunders and Chandler Wagner are two of three conference players with four doubles to their credit.

Throughout the Aggies' stay in Cathedral City, Calif., as a participant in the prestigious Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, Cat Guidry and Caitlin Voss led the way for their team at the plate throughout the entire weekend. In her four games played, sophomore outfielder Cat Guidry hit 5-for-9 (.556) and scored four runs; Voss, a senior catcher and designated player, hit 5-for-11 (.455), drove in four runs, scored twice and hit a home run.


Starting with last weekend's slate at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, UC Davis will play 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.

Last season, UC Davis hit 10 home runs, the second-lowest total of any Big West team. This year however, the Aggies are more than two-thirds of the way towards equaling that amount in 2014. Led by sophomore Kelly Zboralske and her three, UC Davis has hit seven over the fence this season.


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 (2/12). 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.


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 as an Aggie.

Even though six position starters, two starting pitchers and both All-Big West selections return for UC Davis in 2014, the Aggies received a fifth-place result in this season's preseason coaches poll as released by the Big West Conference on Monday. 

Hawai'i, the defending conference champion, narrowly captured first place by finishing with 59 points and four first-place votes, four more points than second-place Long Beach State who received 55 in addition to its three first-place votes. Cal State Fullerton, a team the Aggies defeated in two of three matchups last year, rounded out the top three with its 46-point total and one first-place vote.

UC Santa Barbara finished fourth with 40 points, followed by UC Davis and its 30 points; Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside completed the list in sixth, seventh and eighth place with their respective totals of 25, 24 and nine points.

KDVS, UC Davis' campus radio station, will simulcast eight home games from La Rue Field this season both online at, 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.