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SB | Gaels Come Up Short at Bulldog Classic

Feb. 18, 2018

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FRESNO, Calif. —
Saint Mary’s (0-8) squared up against two familiar foes on Saturday but couldn’t pull out a victory on the first day of the Bulldog Classic.

Game 1
UC Davis 4, Saint Mary’s 1

The Gaels trailed by a single run early, but quickly answered in the bottom of the first off a Hannah Chew RBI single. After a double by Dylan Linton, Chew singled to right center to drive in Linton for the tying run.

Tied 1-1 and in the top of the fifth, UC Davis (6-4) regained the lead after a single. The Aggies had just one out and the bases loaded, but second baseman Nikki Alexander completed an important double-play to get out of the jam.

Chew went 2-for-3 on the day at the plate as SMC put up four hits versus the Aggies. Senior Katlyn Whitt went 6.2 innings and allowed just three earned-runs in the Gaels’ tournament opener.

Game 2
Fresno State 7, Saint Mary’s 1

The Bulldogs (6-3) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a solo homer and maintained their advantage for the rest of the contest in an eventual 7-1 win.

The Gaels scored their lone run after Alexander reached on a throwing error and advanced to second on the play and Dylan Linton drove her in with a single to right field. The sophomore Alexander led the Gaels in runs scored last season.

Linton’s single was the lone hit of the game for the Gaels as Fresno State’s Danielle East kept SMC at bay. East struck out six and allowed no earned runs in five innings. Saint Mary’s pitchers struck out seven and allowed no walks during the game.


  • The Gaels have scored at least one run in seven of their eight games this season. 
  • Kimiko Zapanta is 4-for-4 in stolen base opportunities.


  • SMC will play a doubleheader on Sunday on the final day of the tournament. The Gaels take on Bakersfield at noon followed by a 3 p.m. rematch against Fresno State. Links for the games can be found on the schedule page. 



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