March 6, 2004
CHICO, Calif. - Robby Tulk connected for his team-leading fifth home run and drove in four runs to lead UC Davis to the 12-3 victory over Chico State in game one of a California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Nettleton Stadium. The Aggies completed the sweep with a 9-4 win in the nightcap as Matt Kamigawachi led a 15-hit attack with a double and two singles.
UC Davis, playing its final CCAA series against Chico State before making the move to Division I next season, has now won nine straight games to improve to 15-6 overall, 12-3 in CCAA play. Chico State fell to 11-9 overall and 6-6 in conference action.
In the opener, the Wildcats scored first in the bottom of the second, but the Aggies answered with a run in the third when Ryan Coultas' single scored Tulk. The Aggies added two more in the fourth on Kyle Irving's two-run home run that scored Tyler LaTorre, then put another run up in the fifth on tulk's home run.
UC Davis broke the game open in the eighth as David Butterworth led off with a home run and Tulk banged out a three-run double. Pinch-hitter Aaron Hanke closed out the scoring in the ninth with a three-run home run.
The Wildcats couldn't solve Davis starter Vince DeCoito, who allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings of work to improve to 4-1 on the season. Mike Jones (3-2) took the loss for Chico State, surrendering five runs on seven hits in six innings of work.
In the second game, Chico State jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but couldn't hold it. Salvador Camarena allowed the first five runners he faced to reach base in relief of Wildcat starter Robert Anaya. Camarena (2-3) gave up four runs in less than an inning of work. Butterworth and Irving had RBI singles in the frame and Michael Jacobellis had a two-run single to highlight the inning.
The Aggies added two more in the sixth on a Butterworth sacrifice fly that scored Coultas and a LaTorre RBI single that plated Irving.
UC Davis starter Travis Bearden settled down after allowing four runs in the first two innings and went the distance to improve to 1-0 on the year. He gave up five hits and struck out five.
UC Davis banged out 29 hits and scored 21 runs on the afternoon.
These same two teams conclude their four-game series with a single game Sunday afternoon at Dobbins Stadium. Gametime is set for noon.
UC DAVIS BASEBALL
UC Davis 001 210 143 - 12 13 0
Chico State 010 100 010 - 3 7 2
WP - Vince DeCoito (4-1). LP - Mike Jones (3-2). Save - None. UC Davis: Vince DeCoito, Joel Needham (8) and Tyler LaTorre. CSUC: Mike Jones, George Rapp (7), Matthew Blanchard (9) and Trevor Weedon.
TOP HITTERS: UC Davis: Robby Tulk, 2-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI; Tyler LaTorre, 2-4, 2 Runs; Matt Blankenheim, 2-3, 2B, RBI; Ryan Coultas, 1-4; David Butterworth, 1-4, HR, RBI; Kyle Irving, 1-5, HR, 2 RBI; Lukas Kirby, 1-4, Andrew Reisinger, 1-2; Aaron Hanke, 1-1, HR, 3 RBI; Michael Jacobellis, 1-3. CSUC: Brian Lucas, 2-4; Ryan Mathes, 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Jeff Walker, 1-3; Jonathan Sheppard, 1-3; Joseph Ramos, 1-4; Daniel White, 1-1.
UC Davis (15-6, 12-3 CCAA) 010 052 1 - 9 15 3
Chico St. (11-9, 6-6 CCAA) 220 000 0 - 4 5 2
WP - Travis Bearden (1-0). LP - Salvador Camarena (2-3). Save - None. UC Davis: Travis Bearden and Andrew Reisinger. CSUC: Robert Anaya, Salvador Camarena (5), Gilbert Hernandez (6) and James McCabe.
TOP HITTERS: UC Davis: Matt Kamigawachi, 3-5, 2B, RBI; Ryan Coultas, 2-4, 2B, 2 Runs; David Butterworth, 2-4, 2 RBI; Kyle Irving, 2-5, RBI; Andrew Reisinger, 1-3; Matt Blankenheim, 1-2; Tyler LaTorre, 1-2, 2 RBI; Josh Behrens, 1-2; Michael Jacobellis, 1-2, 2 RBI; Brandon Oliver, 1-4, RBI. CSUC: Ryan Mathes, 1-4, 2B, RBI; Joseph Ramos, 1-4, 2B, RBI; Jeff Walker, 1-3; Brian Lucas, 1-2; Ryan Wulfert, 1-3.