Teams: UC Davis vs. Santa Clara
Records: Aggies, 7-3; Broncos 1-4
Where: LaRue Field
When: Today at 2 p.m.
Who to watch: UC Davis put together a sweep of a doubleheader this weekend against St. Mary’s, the first game of which was won 1-0 thanks to stellar work from pitcher Jessica Hancock.
The senior from Long Beach, Calif. threw a complete game shutout while giving up only four hits and striking out nine batters.
Hancock is 4-1 on the season with a stingy 0.82 ERA. She has also recorded 48 strikeouts.
Did you know? Through just 10 games this season, the Aggies have already recorded five shutouts. That is the same number of shutouts the team had all of last season. Hancock recorded all five of them.
Preview: The Aggies‘ pitchers have been lights out thus far.
Hancock already has four wins, while sophomore Alex Holmes boasts a 0.85 ERA to go along with her three wins and .173 batting average against. She’s also notched 30 strikeouts.
UC Davis‘ offense, meanwhile, isn’t too bad either.
The second game of their doubleheader this weekend at St. Mary’s saw the Aggies put up 11 runs, 10 of them in the top half of the last inning.
Junior rightfielder Sarah Axelson belted a homerun for the Aggies and sophomore third baseman Jessica Gonzalez drove in four runs.
Junior first baseman Erin Emde drove in three runs while freshman shortstop Kelly Harman had a team-high three hits and three runs scored.
UC Davis looks to light up the scoreboard again against a Santa Clara team that picked up its first victory of the season on Sunday.
The Broncos are paced offensively by freshman Briana Knight, who boasts a .357/.421/.929 vital line through five games this season.
The Fairfield, Calif. native has also slugged two homeruns and driven in six.
– Max Rosenblum