The UC Davis baseball team will play host to UC Riverside for Picnic Day weekend.
In 2008, former Aggie great Tony Schifano returned to his alma mater following a 10-year professional baseball career and a recent stint as an assistant coach at Los Gatos High School. Schifano's primary duties include coaching the infielders and serving as the third base coach during games. He will also assist with baserunning, hitting and recruiting.
During his time at Los Gatos, the team accumulated 90 wins over four seasons and won a Central Coast Section title in 2006.
Schifano enjoyed a stellar collegiate career with the Aggies from 1994-97. During that time he was a three-time All-Northern California Athletic Conference first-team selection. He was a member of the 1995 team that won a regional championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II College World Series under legendary Aggie coach Phil Swimley. He was also a member of the 1994 squad that won the final NCAC championship for UC Davis.
Schifano signed as an undrafted free agent with the Florida Marlins in 1997 and worked his way through the minor league system until making it to the Triple-A level with the Houston Astros in 2001. He also played professionally with the independent Central League and Northern League. In 2000, Schifano was a member of Team USA at the Panama Cup.
When he graduated in 1997, Schifano held the career record for hits (214), and was second in games played (194) and at bats (678). He continues to remain in the top five in those categories and also appears on the all-time list in runs scored (135) and triples (12). Additionally, Schifano still holds the single season record for most chances without an error (103).
In 2010, Schifano was inducted into the UC Davis Baseball Hall of Fame.