Offensive Onslaught Continues as Aggies Top Wildcats

Freshman left-hander Orlando Razo earned his first career win in relief on Saturday, allowing just three hits in three-plus innings against Kansas State.

Feb. 22, 2014

Box Score

MORAGA, Calif. -- Nick Lynch homered twice and Cameron Olson added another to go along with three RBIs as the UC Davis offense continued to roll, banging out a season-high 15 hits on Saturday en route to a 10-5 victory over Kansas State on day three of the Gael Invitational hosted by Saint Mary's.

The win was the second straight for the Aggies (3-4 overall), who improved to 2-1 in the tournament heading into their Sunday finale against the University of Portland at 2 p.m. The Wildcats, ranked as high as No. 18 in the preseason polls, fell to 1-6 with the loss.

Lynch's two long balls gave him four in the team's last three games as he finished 2-for-5 and was one of six UC Davis players with multiple hits on the day. Olson finished 3-for-5, including his first home run of the season, in support of freshman left-hander Orlando Razo (1-0), who earned his first collegiate victory in pitching 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, scattering just three hits and striking out two in relief.

Colton Kalmus (0-1) -- one of five Wildcat pitchers on the day -- suffered the loss for Kansas State in relief, charged with three runs on three hits in just one-third of an inning.

An RBI double from Steven Patterson and a run-scoring fielder's choice started the Aggies back from a 3-0 deficit in the third and, after giving up a run in the fifth, UC Davis drew even on a sacrifice fly by Seth Batty and Lynch's first home run of the day -- a shot to left field -- to make it 4-4.

A sac fly by Shane Conlon gave the Wildcats the lead, once again, in the sixth before the Aggies broke open the floodgates by putting up five runs in their half of the inning, sending eight batters to the plate in the process, to take the lead for good. The first three batters in the frame reached base for UC Davis, including an RBI triple by Spencer Henderson and run-scoring hits by Tino Lipson (double) and Patterson (single) for the 7-5 lead.

With Patterson at first with two outs, Olson cranked a two-run shot, this one clearing the wall in right, for the the 9-5 advantage and the Aggies cruised from there. UC Davis left the bases loaded in the seventh, but capped the scoring in the eighth on Lynch's second round-tripper of the day to left field to make it 10-5.

Lipson, Patterson, Kevin Barker, and Spencer Brann, all collected a pair of hits on the day as eight of the nine starters finished with hits on the day. The lone hold out was Batty, who walked twice and was hit by a pitch in three plate appearances, scoring a run and driving home another to extend his reached base safely streak to seven consecutive games.

UC Davis 10, K-State 5 (Feb 22, 2014 at Moraga, Calif.)
K-State............. 201 011 000 - 5 12 1 (1-6)
UC Davis............ 002 025 01X - 10 15 1 (3-4)
Pitchers: K-State - Witcig, J.; Wilks, B.(4); Kalmus, C.(6); Griep, N.(6); Roblez, J.(8) and
DeBord, Bl.. UC Davis - Wolf, Evan; Razo, Orlando(6) and Brann, Spencer; Silva, Izaak.
Win-Razo, Orlando(1-0) Loss-Kalmus, C.(0-1) T-3:22 A-0

HR UCD - Lynch, Nick 2 (4); Olson, Cameron (1).
Weather: 58 F, clear skies, 0-5 mph
Witcig, J. faced 1 batter in the 4th.
Wilks, B. faced 1 batter in the 6th.