Teams: UC Davis at Sacramento State
Records: Aggies, 10-9; Hornets, 5-12
Where: Shea Stadium – Sacramento
When: Today at 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Who to watch: The Aggies had a tough weekend getting runners across the plate, but they did succeed in the pitchers‘ circle.
Against No. 5 Stanford, senior Jessica Hancock and sophomore Alex Holmes combined to hold the Cardinal to just one earned run on five hits while striking out three. The Aggies fell 1-0 in the game.
Did you know? The Aggies and the Hornets played a doubleheader last season as well. The two teams split the double dip at LaRue Field. UC Davis won the first game 6-1, while Sacramento State shutout the Aggies 6-0 in the second.
Preview: UC Davis‘ inability to score runs hurt it this weekend at the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic.
Averaging 3.4 runs per game in their first 15 games of the season, the Aggies were only able to push two runners across home plate in four games.
UC Davis was held scoreless on Saturday by San Diego State, losing 1-0, and then fell 4-1 to Penn State.
On Sunday, the Aggies had the task of taming Stanford. UC Davis was contained by senior Missy Penna who threw 72 percent of her pitches across for strikes while shutting out the Aggies.
UC Davis finished the day by losing to Illinois State by a 3-1 margin.
The Aggies will now prepare to play the rival Hornets before another weekend slate of games.
Sacramento State is led in the hitting department by freshman Desiree Beltran, who has a .383 average and is slugging .660. The Agoura Hills, Calif. native also leads the squad with 11 RBI.
The Aggies have a freshman sensation of their own in shortstop Kelly Harman. She leads UC Davis in slugging percentage (.436), runs (10), homers (three) and RBI (nine).
– Max Rosenblum