Feb. 15, 2003
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Julio Marquez scattered seven hits, delivering UC Davis a 3-1 win in the first game of its California Collegiate Athletic Association baseball doublheader at Sonoma State on Saturday, while the Seawolves' Brad Shannon hit a grand slam in their 5-2 win in the second.
Shortstop Ryan Coultas homered in the opener for UC Davis.
The split gives the Aggies a 3-3 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the CCAA, while Sonoma - which has won two of the first three games of the weekend series between the teams - is 10-3-1 overall and 2-1 in conference.
The right-hander Marquez improved to 2-0 this season after pitching seven innings in the opener. He allowed seven hits, struck out six and walked only one, giving up his only run in the fifth when Effren Trejo singled in Armando Ornelas, who led off the inning with a double. After giving up two hits in the first inning, Marquez didn't allow any until the fifth, setting down 10 straight batters at one point.
He was relieved by Joel Needham, who went the final two innings, giving up just one hit to earn his first save.
UC Davis scored in three of its first four at-bats, picking up its first run on third baseman Matt Kamigawachi's single that scored Robby Tulk, who also singled. Coultas' first home run of the season with one out in the third gave the Aggies a 2-0 lead. Catcher Andrew Reisinger scored on an infield error in the fourth for UC Davis' final run.
Kamigawachi had three hits in the first game for the Aggies, while Coultas added a pair. Outfielder Tom Everidge and Ornelas each had a pair for Sonoma State.
In the nightcap, the Aggies again jumped out to a quick lead, scoring two runs in the first inning on a two-run single from Dustin Soderman that scored Coultas and second baseman Mark Wells. However, the lead was quickly erased in the second when the Seawolves' Brad Shannon hit a grand slam, bringing home designated hitter Darrel Jacks, Trejo and Nate Durham-Hammer, who had each singled.
Shannon's home run came against UC Davis starter Michael Potter, who went 5.1 innings and gave up nine hits and five runs. He struck out three in the seven-inning second game and walked none, dropping to 0-1. Darren Sack went the distance for this third win for Sonoma, striking out two and and walking two.
Five different Aggies each had a hit in the nightcap while Durham-Hammer, Trejo, Jacks and Shannon each had two for the Seawolves.
Sonoma State and UC Davis will conclude their four-game series with a noon game at Dobbins Stadium on Sunday, weather permitting.
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