Feb. 13, 2005
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - UC Davis concluded the three-day River City Classic with a 5-2 victory over host Sacramento State Sunday afternoon at Hornet field. Earlier in the day, River City Classic champion Pacific scored the winning run in the sixth inning as the Tigers took a 2-1 victory over the Aggies.
With the split the Aggies move to 3-2 on the season.
In the nightcap, Sacramento State and UC Davis held each other scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Hornets put its first run of the game on the scoreboard. Everet Rincon started off the inning with a single to right field, eventually scoring from second on Brian Blauser's RBI single, his fourth RBI of the season.
The Aggies responded in the top of the fifth inning, when Daniel Descalso singled to score Jaime Castillo and Tyler LaTorre, giving UC Davis a 2-1 lead. The Hornets tied the score with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Blauser scored from second base on a single by Matt Wilson.
In its first three games of the season, Sacramento State was averaging 8.0 runs per game, but in the team's last three games they have totaled just five.
Both teams had eight hits apiece, but the difference maker came in the top of the eighth inning when the Hornets committed four errors, assisting the Aggies in scoring three runs in the inning to go ahead for good.
Offensively, Castillo went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored while Kyle Irving also had two hits, as UC Davis' offense knocked out eight hits in the game.
Junior Matt Campbell took the loss for Sacramento State while Jeremy McChesney got the win for the Aggies after pitching the final three innings of the game allowing one hit and an unearned run.
In the day's first game, the Aggies jumped ahead in the first as with two outs, Descalso doubles to left then scored on a Lukas Kirby RBI single. That was all the Aggie offense could muster as Tiger starter Luke Massetti allowed just two hits over the next five innings as he went to 3-0 on the season.
Pacific tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Dale Hall led off with a double down the left field line. After reaching third on a fly ball to right, hall scored on a wild pitch from Aggie starter Vince DeCoito. Pacific took the lead in the sixth inning as Anthony Jackson led off with a double into the gap in left-center. Jackson moved to third base as the Aggies' leftfielder Ryan Royster fell down. The next batter, Hall, drove in Jackson with a sacrifice fly to right for the winning run.
Kirby had two of the Aggies' five hits in the game. DeCoito suffered the loss, his first of the year, after allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits over seven innings while striking out nine.
UC Davis is next in action on Tuesday when it visits the University of San Francisco. Gametime is set for 2 p.m.
Courtesy Sacramento State and Pacific Media Relations Offices
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