March 7, 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Scott Lyman threw 5.1 innings, striking out six, and hit 2-for-5 with two RBI, but Sacramento State scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 win over UC Davis Sunday at Hornet Field.
With the win, Sacramento State moves to 4-5 on the season while UC Davis is now 6-6 overall.
Senior lefty Sean Watson was given the loss and is now 0-1 on the season while Sacramento State's Andrew Galvan earned his first win of the year to move to 1-0.
For Sacramento State, Josh Powers was 2-for-3 while Justin Lamb went 2-for-5 on the day. Brent Hottman was 2-for-4.
The Hornets got on the board first with a run in the first inning but the Aggies scored two runs in the third to pull ahead. Sacramento State quickly scored the equalizer, however to tie the score at two runs apiece.
UC Davis regained the lead with three runs in the fifth inning to go up 5-2, but Sacramento State scored a run in the bottom of the fifth, then two runs in the sixth to tie the score again.
Sacramento State pulled ahead after scoring one run in the seventh, but UC Davis put up a run of their own in the eighth to tie the game at six runs each. Seth Batty reached on a bunt single, then stole second base before advancing to third on a fly out. He scored off a sacrifice fly by Justin Schafer.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Sacramento State scored the gamewinner to take the 7-6 victory. Lamb hit a single down the left side, then Hottman's sacrifice bunt advanced pinch runner Andrew Ayers to second base. Junior A.J. Nunez, who was making his first career start for Sacramento State, then hit a 2-0 offering from Watson down the left side to score Ayers from second base.
UC Davis will take to the road for eight straight games, starting with the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament, hosted by Santa Clara and San Jose State. UC Davis will play Air Force, Southern Illinois, Santa Clara and San Jose State during the four-day tournament Mar. 11-14.