March 8, 2003
TURLOCK, Calif. - Strong pitching by two Aggie starters led to a UC Davis doubleheader sweep over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors Saturday.
Julio Marquez won the pitching duel against Warrior lefty Eric Fagan as Marquez pitched 10 innings and gave up two runs on five hits for the complete game, 3-2, win in the opener in 10 innings.
Michael Potter followed with a five-hitter, 7-2, win in the nightcap as the Aggies improved to 12-8 overall and 10-5 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The Warriors, winners of Friday's series opener, is 8-13-1 and 4-7 in the CCAA.
Cal State Stanislaus lost a heartbreaker in Saturday's first game. Trailing 2-0 through six innings, the Warriors rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie.
Cody Crossman tripled to left center to score Scott Neal and then stole home to equal the score.
However, UC Davis' Ryan Coultas led off the 10th with a double to left and scored on a wild pitch with two outs for the go ahead run.
Marquez then retired the Warriors in order to end the game. Marquez strukck out seven batters to up his record to 4-0. Fagan threw six strong innings. He gave up two runs on eight hits. John Guenette pitched the final four innings for Stanislaus.
In the nightcap, UC Davis scored three times in the first and twice in the second to chase Warrior starter Andew Barrett. Matt Kamigawachi was 3-for-4 wtih three RBIs. Robby Tulk, Ryan Coultas and Matt Blankenheim each had two hits for UC Davis.
For Stanislaus, Tucker Vasquez went 2-for-2 and Jeff Crabtree was 2-for-3. Crossman, who walked twice, had three stolen bases.
The same two teams will wrap-up the four-game series Sunday with a noon game at Davis.