March 3, 2013
STILLWATER, Okla. - Catcher Spencer Brann doubled home Austin Logan with two outs in the ninth in on Sunday, capping a two-run frame for the Aggies as UC Davis snapped Oklahoma State's seven-game winning streak with a 4-3 nonconference baseball win at Reynolds Stadium.
UC Davis earned a win in the final game of the three-game weekend series, evening its record at 6-6. The Cowboys suffered just their second loss, falling to 9-2.
The Aggies had taken a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning on an infield groundout but Oklahoma State answered with two hits in the bottom half of the inning, capitalizing on two hits and two errors.
UC Davis, however, put together its winning effort in its last at-bat when outfielder Mike Mazzara led off with single to right-centerfield and then moved to third on Logan's one-out double. Second baseman Steven Patterson's groundout to the right side brought home Mazzara while Brann's double down the right field line scored Logan.
The Cowboys' Robbie Rea led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk but was retired by reliever Max Cordy a batter later on a double play started by third baseman Paul Politi. A hit batter gave Oklahoma State a final chance but Cordy coaxed a grounder from first baseman Tanner Krietemeier to end the game.
Seth Batty's leadoff double in the first inning helped lead to UC Davis' first run while Krietemeier's leadoff homer in the second off Aggie starter Evan Wolf gave the Cowboys' theirs.
Cordy went 1-1/3 innings to pick up the win, improving to 2-1. Wolf pitched well for UC Davis, going five innings and allowing just four hits and one earned run. He had no strikeouts and walked only two.
Tyler Nurdin started and pitched six innings for Oklahoma State while Randy McCurry took the loss, falling to 1-1.
UC Davis had eight hits in the game, including two from Mazzara and a pair from first baseman Nick Lynch. Krietemeier had two hits fo the Cowboys.
The Aggies will return home to face rival Sacra