UC Davis catcher J.J. Wagoner had two of her team’s four hits on Wednesday at La Rue Field, but it wasn’t enough as the ninth-ranked Cal softball squad spoiled the Aggies’ home opener, 7-0.
Early on, starting pitcher Jessica Thweatt got UCD (3-3) out of a couple of jams created by the powerful Golden Bear offense.
After Cal (3-2) scored a quick run in the top the first inning, Thweatt struck out Bears catcher Victoria Jones and got pitcher Jolene Henderson to ground out to Aggie first baseman Amy Nunez, leaving two runners stranded.
In the top of the second, Thweat allowed a triple but regrouped to strike out one and force two more groundouts to end the threat.
Cal, however, plated four runs in the third inning to take control of the game.
In the loss, Wagoner went 2-for-2 and UCD center fielder Krista Brava reached base twice, including on her first triple of the season. The sophomore transfer had four doubles as the Aggies won three of five games at last week’s Fresno State Kick-Off and is batting .375 so far this season.
Right fielder Jasmine Lee had the other UCD hit with a double, her second of the year for the Aggies, who will play in the Stanford Nike Invitational this weekend. They open with a 2 p.m. contest against Santa Clara.