DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis sophomore right-hander Brooke Yanez threw a perfect game, highlighting the Aggies' 4-0 victory over Sacramento State on Tuesday afternoon at La Rue Field.
Yanez (12-1), who entered the day ranked ninth in the nation in wins and 23rd in strikeouts per game, needed 93 pitches to retire all 21 batters she faced. She got nine fly ball outs and two ground ball outs while striking out 10 batters. It marks the first time an opponent has thrown a perfect game against the Hornets in Sacramento State's Div. I era (1990-pres.). It also marks the first UC Davis perfect game since 1993.
Sacramento State has now been a part of two perfect games in its last three contests. It was senior right-hander Savanna Corr who threw the program's second Div. I perfect game on Sunday against Fairleigh Dicksinson.
With the loss, Sacramento State had its three-game winning streak snapped while falling to 11-10 overall. UC Davis has now won seven straight, and imporved to 18-4 overall. The Aggies are 9-1 at home and Yanez improved to 12-1 with the victory.
Corr (8-6) pitched the first 4.1 innings of the game while Danielle Sperry worked the final 1.2 innings in relief. Corr had not allowed a run in 15.2 consecutive innings (spanning four appearances) until giving up a pair of runs in the fourth inning today.
Both teams were scoreless until the Aggies put up two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. In fact, both squads had combined for just one hit through the first three frames. UCD, however, combined for five hits and took advantage of two Hornet errors during the fourth and fifth innings to account for the game's only runs.
There was only one extra base hit the entire way, an RBI-triple from Alyse Rojas in the fifth inning.
Sacramento State will now begin a stretch of six home games over a four-day stretch, beginning with a recently added game against Bucknell on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. There will be no live video for that game, only live stats.
The Hornets will then host the Capital Classic Friday through Sunday. Sacramento State will play five times over that three-day stretch, beginning on Friday against Fairleigh Dickinson at noon and Marist at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the tournament and schedule, please click here.