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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Softball preview

Teams: UC Davis at Sacramento State

Records: Aggies, 10-5; Hornets, 3-9

Where: Shea StadiumSacramento, Calif.

When: Today at 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Who to watch: Usually known for her work inside the pitcher’s circle, sophomore Alex Holmes performed well at the plate at the San Diego Classic this weekend.

The San Juan Capistrano, Calif. native returned to the San Diego area and had three hits and three RBI, including a triple in the top of the ninth against Utah to give UC Davis a 1-0 victory.

Holmes then threw a three-hit shutout and fanned seven batters in a 5-0 win over San Diego later the same day.

Did you know? The Aggies and Hornets played a doubleheader last season as well. UC Davis won the first game 6-1 while Sacramento State shut out the Aggies 6-0 in the second at LaRue Field.

Preview: UC Davis began last week with a matchup against Santa Clara at LaRue Field.

Senior Jessica Hancock bucked the Broncos, tossing a complete game and fanning 11 batters without allowing an earned run in a 4-1 victory.

UC Davis then traveled to the San Diego Classic. The first day of action saw the team capture wins over Utah and San Diego to push their winning streak to five.

Sunday, however, was a different story as the Aggies failed to push runs across the plate, getting shut out 3-0 against both Oregon and Colorado State.

Before heading to Palo Alto, Calif. next weekend for another slate of games, the Aggies will face the rival Hornets in a doubleheader today.

Sacramento State is led in the hitting department by freshman Desiree Beltran, who has a .394 average and is slugging .606. The Agoura Hills, Calif. native also leads the squad with eight RBI.

The Aggies have a few hitters of their own, most notably shortstop Kelly Harman. The freshman leads UC Davis in a myriad of offensive categories, including average (.318), slugging percentage (.523), runs (10), homers (three) and RBI (nine).


Max Rosenblum


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