Sunday, September 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

UCD stings Hornets in softball

Kylie Fan, center, and the rest of the Aggie bench congratulate Kelly Harman after she scored the eventual winning run against Sac St. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise Photo

By
February 23, 2011 |

Two Causeway Classics, featuring just six Sacramento State hits, have produced two victories for the UC Davis softball team.

After Aggie hurler Jessica Thweatt stopped the Hornets with a three-hitter on Sunday at a tournament in San Diego, Alex Holmes matched that performance to beat Sac State, 2-1, on Wednesday.

With the win in its home opener at La Rue Field, UCD improved to 5-4 on the season.

Wednesday’s contest was a pitchers’ duel, as Sarah Stroud also threw well for the Hornets (1-6), allowing no earned runs despite taking the loss.

Sacramento State actually got on the scoreboard first in the top of the third, after Paige Martin reached on a lead-off single. Alyssa Nakken followed with a double to left-center to plate the Hornets’ only run of the game. Sac State, in fact, got just one more hit against Holmes — a seventh-inning double — the rest of the way, as she improved to 2-2.

The Aggies took advantage of a Sacramento State error that kept the bottom of the fourth inning going, taking a 2-1 advantage on Rachel Miller’s two-run single.

The Hornets nearly tied it in the seventh, putting a runner on third with just one out, but Holmes recorded two of her four strikeouts to close out the game.

“I think that we had much better defense (Wednesday) than we have had in previous games,” UCD head coach Karen Yoder said. “Sac State challenged us by putting the ball in play and our infield did a good job of converting ground balls into outs. It’s something that we have focused on in the last few games. Alex was so relaxed … and she did a good job of adjusting to the zone. I was proud of the team defensively.”

The Aggies will be back in action this weekend, traveling to play five games in the Nike Stanford Invitational, starting with Colorado State on Friday at 6 p.m.

“We have some great competition coming up this weekend,” Yoder said. “I like our team and their focus. I need all 19 players ready to play this weekend. This is what preseason is all about; testing players and your team against great competition in different settings.”

Stroud dropped to 1-2 for the Hornets, allowing four hits in six innings of work.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Elementary school counselors: necessary, but poorly funded

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Bet Haverim hosts High Holy Day services

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1

     
    Teams assess damage as wildfire burns

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Driver arrested for DUI after Saturday morning crash

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Help raise funds for juvenile diabetes cure

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Jewelry, art for sale at Senior Center

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Davis Community Meals needs cooks

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Da Vinci awarded $38,000 for restorative justice program

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

     
    Hawk Hill trip planned Sept. 30

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

     
    Send kids to camp!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Outdoor yoga marathon celebrates community

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Wise words

    By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

    Awareness is key to this fight

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Where is this going?

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A6

    We’re living in the Golden State of emergency

    By Debra DeAngelo | From Page: A6

     
    Options for protection come with flu season

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

    Are we there yet? Not enough hours in the day to goof off

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A6Comments are off for this post

     
    Don’t sell city greenbelt

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Paso Fino project is flawed

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Paso Fino — it’s not worth it

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Archer will get my vote

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    It’s time for Davis Scouts to stand up for what is right

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Mike Keefe cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    Building something at schools’ HQ

    By Our View | From Page: A10

    Speak out

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Maybe David can beat Goliath again

    By Lynne Nittler | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    .

    Sports

    DHS gets on its Morse to beat Edison

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    JV Blue Devils drop low-scoring affair

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B2

     
    Republic FC’s fairy tale season continues

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Wire briefs: Giants rally falls short in San Diego

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Four local swimmers qualify for Olympic Trials

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

    ‘We’re a way better team’ than record, says UCD’s Shaffer

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B4 | Gallery

     
    UCD roundup: Aggie men pound Pomona-Pitzer in the pool

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B4

    Davis 15-year-old making a splash in European F4 series

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘Ladies Foursome’ adds shows

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    .

    Business

    MBI hires VP of marketing

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    UCD grad’s startup earns kudos at TechCrunch event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Styles on target for November debut

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A7

     
    Taylor Morrison unveils new Woodland community next weekend

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Rob White: What is an ‘innovation center’?

    By Rob White | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Carol L. Walsh

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, September 21, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B8