Cameron Olson and Caleb Van Blake finish with three hits apiece to pace offense
UC Davis looks to bounce back in game two on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Guillermo Salazar's pinch-hit single plates go-ahead runs as part of three-run eighth
Senior Ignacio Diaz finished 4-for-4 at the plate to pace the offense to a season high-tying 12 hits
UC Davis posts season-best run total to snap five-game skid
2017: Appeared in 17 games, making eight starts... Hit .225 on the season with nine hits, three doubles, three runs scored, a home run, and eight RBI... Tied a career high with two hits in three different games against Stanford (Feb. 28), UConn (March 10), and Cal State Fullerton (April 8)... Slugged his first career home run at Fullerton on April 8... Drove in a pair of runs three times against Utah Valley (Feb. 26), Penn State (March 8), and UConn (March 10).
2016: Appeared in 24 games, making eight starts... Hit .289 in 45 at-bats, slugging four doubles, scoring seven times, and driving in eight... Collected a pair of hits in four games, including back-to-back games against UC Riverside (April 1-2) and Cal Poly (May 27-28)... Drove in a pair of runs in each of the final two games against the Mustangs... Walked twice and scored a run at Arizona State on March 11.
2015: Appeared in 17 games, making three starts as a designated hitter... Hit .278 (5-for-18) with a double, run scored, and five RBI... Had single hits in five different games, including his first career hit against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) and his lone extra-base hit with a pinch-hit double against UC Riverside on March 29, driving home two runs... Also drove in runs against Gonzaga (Feb. 21), Eastern Michigan (Feb. 25), and Hawai'i (April 2).
2014: Redshirted the season.
RIO AMERICANO HS '13: Four-year varsity letter winner for the Raiders... Four-time All-Capital League first-team honoree... Two-time All-City selection as a junior and senior... Second-team All-Metro and All-State Medium Schools honoree as a senior... Four-year pitcher and infielder... posted a prep career-best 7-1 record in 15 games as a freshman with a 2.55 ERA and 55 strikeouts, including a no-hitter against McClatchy HS (he also hit two home runs in that game)... Finished with a prep career-best 2.37 ERA as a senior with 61 strikeouts and a .205 average against... Hit .429 at the plate with three home runs, nine doubles, and 22 RBIs, as a senior, slugging .670 and posting a .485 on-base percentage... also hit .380 with 18 RBIs as a junior and .376 with 12 doubles and 21 RBIs as a sophomore... Struck out 71 batters and posted a 2.48 ERA as a sophomore in just under 68 innings... Graduated as the school's career record holder for doubles and triples... Also played two seasons of varsity football as a junior and senior and one season of basketball as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in San Mateo, Calif... Parents are Juan Salazar and Karla Lacayo... Mechanical engineering major... Has four brothers: Andre, Sebastian, Juan, and Chris... His older brother, Chris, is a 2013 graduate of UC Davis... Four-year prep Scholar-Athlete.
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