Aggies Post Doubleheader Split Against Gators

Kyle Irving hit a grand slam in the first game Saturday against San Francisco State. (Mark Honbo/Sports Information)
 
Kyle Irving hit a grand slam in the first game Saturday against San Francisco State. (Mark Honbo/Sports Information)
 

Feb. 21, 2004

Box Score

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Kyle Irving slammed a grand slam in the opener of the Aggies' California Collegiate Athletic Association baseball doubleheader at San Francisco State on Saturday afternoon, but the Gators recorded an 11-inning 6-5 win before UC Davis rebounded to take the nightcap by the same score.

UC Davis is 6-5 overall and 5-2 in the CCAA after the split while the Gators are 6-6 overall and 1-2 in the conference. The Aggies have won two of the first three games of the weekend series heading into its finale on Sunday at noon at Dobbins Stadium.

Irving's grand slam came after consecutive singles by Lukas Kirby, Tyler LaTorre and Michael Jacobellis loaded the bases with one out. Irving then followed with his grand slam off the Gators' Chris Brown that staked the Aggies to a 5-0 lead.

However, San Francisco State rallied, getting a home run from Chris Scrogings in the eighth and an RBI single from Rich Daly in the ninth to tie the game 5-5. Kris Gibson's RBI single to left scored Chris Reyes with the winning run in the 11th.

UC Davis pounded 12 hits in the nightcap, erasing a 3-0 deficit in the first inning. Kirby scored on an infield double play in the second while Irving singled in another as the Aggies cut the deficit to a run. Three hits and an error led to two more runs by UC Davis in the forth as they tied the game at 4-4 before an infield grounder in the fifth scored Matt Kamigawachi with the go-ahead run.

Vince DeCoito scattered seven hits and had three strikeouts for the win, while Michael Philips got the save. Kamigawachi had three hits, including a double, while Irving finished with three hits.