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Davis, California

Friday, February 23, 2024

Softball preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. Oregon State; No. 22 Cal Poly

Records: Aggies, 21-21 (5-7); Beavers, 22-22; Mustangs 31-9 (10-2)

Where: LaRue Field

When: Today at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Saturday at noon and 2 p.m.; Sunday at noon

Who to watch: With the Aggieswoes at the plate this season, the hot hitting of junior Erin Emde may just be what they need to get on track.

The Murrieta, Calif. native went 5-for-6 in UC Davisdoubleheader against UC Riverside on Saturday, driving in two and scoring a run in a split.

Emde is third on the squad with a .282 batting average and is tied for second on the team with 15 RBI.

Did you know: On Saturday, UC Davis will host nationally ranked Cal Poly as well as the annual StrikeOut Cancer Event.

This is the fifth year that the Aggies have hosted the event. All proceeds on the day will go to the UC Davis Cancer Center.

Preview: After sweeping Pacific at home two weeks ago, UC Davis has dropped each of its past two Big West Conference series.

UC Davis fell at the hands UC Riverside last weekend as it lost two games, both in shutout fashion.

The bats were alive in the first game against the Highlanders, as three different Aggies homered. UC Davis put 10 runs on the board in the game.

In the final two games, the Aggies couldn’t get a run across the plate. They failed to advance a runner past second base in Sunday’s rubber match.

UC Davis will need to forget last weekend as it plays host to a doubleheader against Oregon State today and then a weekend series with Cal Poly.

The Beavers are paced offensively by sophomore Audrey Roderfeld who has .328/.424/.628 vital line with 10 home runs and 31 RBI.

Senior Melissa Pura leads the Cal Poly offensive attack, hitting .375 to go along with a .454 on base percentage.


Max Rosenblum


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