Feb. 20, 2005
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nate Boman fanned 10 Aggies over seven innings and the Toreros scored the final six runs as the University of San Diego defeated UC Davis, 6-2, in a nonconference baseball game Sunday afternoon at Cunningham Stadium.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 4-4 on the season while the Toreros improve to 8-6-1.
After allowing two runs in the first, Bowman settled down and held UC Davis scoreless over his next six innings of work as he improved to 3-1 on the season. He scattered eight hits and walked just two along with his 10 strikeouts.
The Aggies jumped out early with a pair of runs in the first inning. A one-out walk to David Treat followed by three straight singles from Daniel Descalso, David Butterworth and Sean Rooney pushed across both runs.<,p> Aggie pitching held San Diego scoreless through the first 14 innings of the two-game series, but in the sixth the Toreros exploded for four runs. Starter Vince DeCoito hit Jordan Abruzzo to lead off the sixth then surrendered back-to-back singles from Randy Curtis and Steve Singleton to load the bases. Eddie Gamboa came on in relief and promptly gave up an RBI single to Ryan Lilly, putting San Diego on the board. A sacrifice fly, balk, and an RBI single from Justin Snyder gave the Toreros their first lead of the series at 4-2.
San Diego allowed single runs in the seventh and eighth, with Jamie Hesselgesser provided an RBI double to cap the scoring. In all the Toreros collected 11 hits after managing just two hits in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Aggies.
UC Davis knocked out nine hits on Sunday, with Matt Dempsey the only player with two, both singles. The Aggies did not get an extra-base hit for the second straight game while defensively they committed two more errors, giving them five in the last two games.
DeCoito, tagged with his second loss of the season, was charged with three runs on six hits in five-plus innings while striking out five. Gamboa surrender two runs, going 1.1 innings and allowing three hits while Jeremy McChesney gave up one runs on two hits in pitching the eighth.
Singleton, Lilly and Hesselgesser each had two hits for San Diego, with Hesselgesser's double the only extra-base hit of the game.
The Aggies are next in action on Tuesday when they face the University of San Francisco in San Francisco. Gametime is set for 2 p.m.