Feb. 22, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. -
Carlos Medina and Rich Daly hit back-to-back home runs to highlight a five-run second inning as San Francisco State defeated UC Davis, 10-3, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association baseball game Sunday afternoon at Dobbins Stadium.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 6-6 on the season, 5-3 in CCAA play. The Gators improve their record to 7-5 overall, 2-2 in conference play as they split the four-game series against the Aggies.
The Gators jumped out early when Jason Adams' two-out, RBI single scored Medina in the top of the first. Aggie starter Andrew Kloos retired the first two batters in the second before walking the bases full. Medina then struck, drilling an 0-1 pitch over the leftfield fence for a grand slam. Two pitches later, Daly hit a towering blast deep over the rightfield wall to make it 6-0.
The Aggies played catch-up the rest of the way and never posed a serious threat. UC Davis got on the board in their half of the fourth when Andrew Reisinger lined a two-out, RBI single down the rightfield line, scoring Brandon Oliver.
The Gators responded with four more in the fifth, the big blow coming on A.J. Biama's two-run double to right-center that scored Keegan Moore and Mike Marquez. UC Davis added single runs in the sixth and eighth innings, the first a Matt Kamigawachi RBI single that scored Robby Tulk and the final tally came when Aaron Hanke doubled home Josh Behrens from third. Behrens led off the frame with a deep blast to the fence in left center for his first triple of the year.
After putting the first three batters on base to start the eighth inning, the Aggies managed just the one run as Behrens hit into a double play to end the game.
"It's tough to come back when you're six runs down early in the game," said Aggie head coach Rex Peters
. "We're not throwing enough strikes as a staff and that hurt us today. If you take away the first two innings it was a ballgame.
"I wasn't real pleased with the quality of our at-bats all weekend," Peters continued. "It wasn't terrible, but it has to get a lot better."
Nick DeCampli started the game for San Francisco State and limited the Aggies to five runs and three hits over 7.1 innings in picking up his first win of the season. He had to leave the game after being struck on the left wrist from a line drive off the bat of Oliver. John Sagovia came on to throw the final 1.2 innings, walking just one and allowing no hits.
Kloos last 3.2 two innings, allowing six runs, all earned, while walking three and striking out three in suffering his second loss of the year. The Aggies used five pitchers on the afternoon as the Gators combined to collect 12 hits.
Kamigawachi had two of the Aggies' five hits in the game while Reisinger, Behrens and Hanke collected the others.
UC Davis will next be in action on Tuesday when it faces Sacramento State in a non-conference game at Hornet Field. Gametime is set for 2 p.m.