March 2, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. - Third baseman Paul Politi had three hits, including a three-run home run, but a five-run first inning sparked Oklahoma State to a 10-4 nonconference baseball win over UC Davis at Reynolds Stadium on Saturday.
The Cowboys have taken the first two games of the weekend series, dropping the Aggies' record to 5-6. Oklahoma State, led by three hits and four RBI's from right fielder Zach Fish, moved its record to 9-1.
UC Davis picked up the first run of the game when second baseman Tino Lipson, who led off with a single to right, scored on a groundout.
The Cowboys, who scored eight runs over the first two innings, picked up a big first inning, getting five consecutive hits with one out off Aggie starter Spencer Koopmans. First baseman Tanner Krietemeier doubled in the first run, Zach Fish tripled in two more and catcher Victor Romero had a two-run homer to right.
Krietemeier's two-run triple and Romero's single through the right side comprised a three-run second for Oklahoma State which took an 8-1 lead.
From there, UC Davis got just three runners into scoring position against a trio of Cowboy pitchers until the ninth inning when Austin Logan singled with one out, Seth Batty was hit by a pitch and Politi deposited a homer to right, his second of the year.
Koopmans was chased in the second inning after allowing 10 hits and eight runs, falling to 0-2. Spencer Henderson had six strikeouts in 4-1/3 innings in relief for UC Davis.
Phillip Wilson pitched three innings of shutout relief and got the win for the Cowboys, improving to 1-1. Starter Jon Perrin allowed one hit and a run in his three innings. Oklahoma State had eight extra-base hits in the game. Krietemeier also had three hits for the Cowboys while he and Romero each knocked in three runs.
Politi finished 3 for 4 for UC Davis while Logan had two hits. Tanner Bily and Spencer Brann also had hits for the Aggies.
The teams will finish their three-game series on Sunday at 11 a.m. (PST). Right-hander Evan Wolf (1-0) will take the hill for UC Davis.