FULLERTON, Calif. – Coming off yet another Big West Conference series sweep, the Titans return home for a three-game series against UC Davis. Fullerton continues to be on top of the conference standings with an 11-1 record as they face off against the Aggies who sit at 6-6 in a tie for third place.
The Davis offense is led by Alyse Rojas who's hitting at a .384 mark. She also leads the Aggies with a .486 slugging percentage and a .427 on-base percentage. Isabella Leon is a close second hitting .325 on the year with 3 home runs and 18 RBI.
The pitching has been the reason for the Aggies' surprising success so far this season though. Their 2.05 team ERA leads the conference as well as their .209 average against. The ace of this staff is without a doubt, Brooke Yanez. The freshman has a 1.43 ERA on the season to go along with 165 strikeouts in 147 innings. She ranks second in the conference in ERA, opponents' batting average, strikeouts, and is fourth with 13 wins.
For Fullerton, it has been the Bryanna Ybarra show at the plate since conference play started. In the 12 Big West games, the senior is tearing the cover off the ball, hitting .515, and slugging .909 which rank first and second in the conference respectively. She also leads the Big West with a .585 on-base percentage, 17 hits, and four doubles to go along with second-best with three home runs and 11 RBI. The other bat that's caught fire in conference play is Ari Williams. The junior center fielder is hitting .457 with 12 runs scored as she has been a silent assassin of sorts in the Titan lineup.
In the circle, it continues to be Sophie Frost and Trish Parks leading the staff. Frost picked up a pair of wins against Hawai'I and continues to lead the team with a 2.11 ERA in over 100 innings of work now. Parks has stepped up since Big West play started currently ranking tenth in Big West ERA sitting at a 2.41 mark.
The Titans and Aggies matchup for a Saturday double-header on ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The series finale will be on Sunday with a 12:00 p.m. start.
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