April 25, 2007
Davis - California snapped its three-game losing streak with a pair of wins over UC Davis in non-conference action at La Rue field on Wednesday. The Golden Bears captured game one with a 9-3 victory and took game two by a score of 7-0.
Cal (28-26) resumes Pac-10 play this weekend when it hosts two nationally-ranked teams at Levine-Fricke field - No. 4 Arizona on Friday (3 p.m.) and No. 7 Arizona State on Saturday and Sunday (both at 1 p.m.).
In the first game of the double-header, the Bears quickly took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Masaniai scored courtesy of a Vernae Sevilla single to right field.
Cal increased its lead to 3-0 in the third after Schallig connected for a two-run home run (her fifth of the season) over the left field wall. Cal's offense continued to click in the fourth when Meyer planted a solo home run over the left field wall, before Taylor Kelly scored from third on a fielding miscue by the Aggies, boosting the Cal lead to 5-0.
After UC Davis scored a run in the bottom of the fifth, the Bears responded with three runs (all with two outs) to go up 8-1 in the top of the sixth. Erika Racklin, who started the two-out rally with a single up the middle, stole second base and scored after Schallig connected for a single. Leomiti followed with a triple to plate Schallig, and Masaniai doubled to left field which allowed Leomiti to score.
Lauren Frankiewicz collected her 14th win in the circle after allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings of work. Schallig finished the contest 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.
In the second game Cal exploded for seven runs in the final two innings (two in the sixth and five in the seventh) to collect the victory.
In the seventh Leomiti and Masaniai hit back-to-back home runs, before Meyer blasted a two-run home run, three batters later.
Katie Vickers had three of Cal's 12 hits in the second game, while the pitching duo of Brittany LaRosa and Marissa Drewrey held UC Davis to just two hits. LaRosa collected the win after logging 3.2 innings of work.