March 4, 2005
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Buddy Glass allowed just three hits and an unearned run over eight innings of work and the Ragin' Cajuns used a four-run fifth to break open the game as No.21 Louisiana-Lafayette cruised to a 6-2 victory over UC Davis at the First Hawai'i Title Rainbow Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 6-8 on the season while Louisiana-Lafayette remains unbeaten at 14-0.
Glass silenced the Aggie bats all afternoon, scattering three hits and striking out five while allowing just the unearned run as he picked up his first win of the season.
The Ragin' Cajuns scored a pair of runs in the top of the second, the first coming on a wild pitch before John Coken doubled home Jonathan Lucroy from second. The lead increased to 6-0 in the fifth as Louisiana-Lafayette took advantage of two Aggie errors to score four runs on the benefit of just one hit.
The Aggies got one back in the bottom of the fifth when Tyler LaTorre led off with a double down the left field line, then scored when David Butterworth's ball to center was mishandled, resulting in a two-base error and the unearned run. UC Davis closed out the scoring in the ninth when Michale Jacobellis' single up the middle scored Lukas Kirby, who led off the inning with a single to center.
Michael Potter started for the Aggies and went 4.1 innings, allowing five hits, six walks and six runs, four earned, as his record fell to 1-2 this season. Nik Aurora came on in the fifth and went the rest of the way, allowing just one hit while striking out four.
Offensively, the Aggies managed just six hits, including doubles from Dan Baldini and LaTorre. Freshman centerfielder David Huffman extending his hitting streak to nine games with a single to center in the third.
Louisiana-Lafayette also knocked out six hits on the afternoon but capitalized on two Aggie miscues to score six runs.
UC Davis concludes its five-game trip to Hawai'i when it faces Sacramento State Saturday afternoon.