March 15, 2013
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Diamond Devil Invitational (Tempe, Ariz.)
March 8: vs. New Mexico State, L, 4-2
March 9: vs. Notre Dame, W, 5-4
March 10: vs. Pitt, W, 2-0; at No. 3/3 Arizona State, L, 12-3
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
Saturday, March 16
UC Davis (11-13) at CSU Bakersfield (2-13)
Roadrunner Softball Complex (Bakersfield, Calif.) - 12 p.m. (DH)
Live Stats: ucdavisaggies.com
The Last Meeting
February 16, 2013
Palo Alto, Calif.
Aggies Split Saturday's Slate
UC Davis earned a split of its first two games at the Stanford Nike Invitational in Stanford, Calif., by defeating the Santa Clara Broncos 7-2 Saturday afternoon before falling 2-0 to the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners in the final game of the second day of action at Smith Family Stadium. The Aggies enter day two of the tournament with a 4-4 overall record and will face Santa Clara once again at 12:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon before competing in the final game of the event against Stanford at 2:30 p.m. Live stats for both games are available at ucdavisaggies.com.
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis will travel to Bakersfield, Calif., for its final non-conference road games of the season on Saturday, March 16, to compete in a doubleheader against CSU Bakersfield. Taking place at the Roadrunner Softball Complex, action will begin at 12 p.m.
UC Davis and CSU Bakersfield faced one another earlier this season at the Stanford Nike Invitational on Feb. 16, a game the Aggies dropped by a 2-0 score. In addition to serving as a homecoming for two Aggies, Saturday's twinbill will also give UC Davis an opportunity to avenge that loss and capture the season series in the Roadrunners' first home games of the year.
Returning to their hometown are sophomore Justine Vela and freshman Leah Munden; the former graduated from Stockdale High School, with the latter joining the program from nearby Centennial High.
Last week in Tempe, Ariz., at the Diamond Devil Invitational, the Aggies picked up two wins in a weather-influenced weekend of action that forced a reshuffling of the tournament's schedule after rain forced the cancellation of last Friday's slate of games.
Even though UC Davis was forced to deal with the elements, and reorganize its schedule accordingly, the team was able to defeat Notre Dame, a team that competed in last year's Regional Finals in Norman, Okla., by a 5-4 score, and Pitt 2-0 in a game that saw Vela allow only one hit, and two runners to reach base.
Amy Nunez turned in her best weekend as an Aggie throughout last weekend's event as she was 6-for-10 at the plate, hit her first home runs in a UC Davis uniform against New Mexico State and Arizona State on consecutive days, and doubled her career total by driving in five runs.
In addition to driving in the game-winning RBI for UC Davis in its 2-0 triumph over Pitt, Nunez was the only Aggie to experience any success against the third-ranked (both polls) Sun Devils. Against Arizona State, Nunez was responsible for two of the Aggies' four hits and all three RBI.
The Roadrunners enter this weekend's action fresh off a split against Cal State Northridge last weekend. Against the Matadors, Adrianna Cardoza finished 3-for-6, hit her first career home run, scored twice and drove in two.
Teammate Karissa Veiga also was 3-for-6, scored once, drove in a run and hit a triple.
Sophomore right-hander Kelsie Monroe has earned both wins for CSUB out of her 12 appearances (10 starts), and possesses a 4.86 ERA. Also expected to start for the `Runners is Amber Mills, a freshman right-hander who has appeared in nine games, starting on four occasions, is winless and possesses a team-low 4.69 ERA.