CLIFFORD AND SCHLOREDT SHINE IN SOFTBALLâ€™S SPLIT WITH UC DAVIS
DAVIS, Calif. -- Junior Jamie Schloredt had two home runs and five RBIs, and sophomore Brittani Clifford tossed her first career shutout to lead Sacramento State to a 6-0 victory in the second game of a non-conference softball doubleheader with UC Davis Wednesday afternoon at LaRue Field. In the first game, UC Davis’ Jessica Hancock allowed the Hornets just one unearned run and two hits in a 6-1 Aggie victory.
With the split, Sacramento State moved its record to 5-5 while UC Davis is now 9-7. The Hornets have won four of their last six games after beginning the year 1-3. Since moving to the Div. I ranks in 1990, Sacramento State is now 15-7-1 against UC Davis.
In the second game of today’s doubleheader, Schloredt supplied the offense, going 3-for-4 with two runs, two home runs and a career-high tying five RBIs. The big blow for Schloredt and the Hornets came in the seventh inning when she hit a grand slam scoring Whitney Loomis, Hilary Johnson and Kayla Meeks. The grand slam broke open what had been a tight game as the Hornets led just 2-0 at the time.
Meanwhile, Clifford (2-1) was dominant, throwing 90 pitches over seven innings while allowing just four hits and two walks. The sophomore right-hander did not allow an Aggie past second base during the entire contest and faced just six batters over the minimum.
Sacramento State got its first run of the game in the first inning when Izmena Cabrera’s RBI-single scored Amy Tompkins. The Hornets added one more in the fifth when Schloredt hit a solo home run to center field.
Alex Holmes (3-4) got the loss for UC Davis, allowing six runs (five earned) and seven hits in 7.0 innings. Schloredt was the only Hornet with a multiple-hit game during the contest.
In the first game, UC Davis scored three times in the third, twice in the fifth and once more in the sixth inning, roughing up Sacramento State starter Kayla Meeks (2-3) to the tune of six runs (five earned) and eight hits over 6.0 innings.
The Aggies’ Nos. 1-4 hitters combined to bat .545 (6-for-11) with four RBIs, including Julie Stauder who went 2-for-2 with a walk and team-high two RBIs.
The Hornets scored their lone run in the sixth inning when Loomis scored on a double play grounder from Cabrera. Hancock (6-3) was dominant, striking out eight Hornets over 7.0 innings while allowing just two singles (Schloredt and Johnson).
Schloredt finished the doubleheader hitting .571 (4-for-7) with two runs, two home runs and five RBIs.
Sacramento State returns to action later this week when the team takes part in the Bronco Stampede in Santa Clara, Calif. The Hornets will play five games over three days (Feb. 29-March 2), beginning Friday with games against Youngstown State (2 p.m.) and Boston College (4 p.m.).