March 8, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - -
First baseman Nick Lynch and second baseman Steven Patterson led UC Davis' offense with two hits apiece on Friday afternoon but Jeff McKenzie countered with a complete-game shutout as CSU Bakersfield beat the Aggies 11-0 in a nonconference baseball game at Dobbins Stadium.
UC Davis dropped to 6-8 with its second straight loss while the Roadrunners upped their mark to 9-4. Center-fielder Jordie Hein had three hits for Bakersfield which also picked up four RBI's from designated hitter Dylan Christensen.
The Roadrunners scored five runs in both the third and fifth innings before adding one in the ninth, finishing the game with 15 hits. McKenze, who improved to 3-1, was the benefactor, scattering eight hits while striking out four and walking three. He only allowed four Aggies into scoring position and from the third through sixth innings faced just one batter over the minimum.
UC Davis starter Harry Stanwyck was effective at the outset, retiring the side in order in the first inning and then keeping the Roadrunners in check in the second. However, five hits - started by Christiansen's RBI-double down the line in left - led to a five-run third.
Bakersfield added five more in the fifth, capped by Christiansen's three-run homer to left off reliever Spencer Henderson. The Roadrunners collected six hits in the frame.
Lynch had a pair of singles for UC Davis, picking up his first in the second inning and then another in the seventh. Patterson singled in those same innings.
Stanwyck had five strikeouts and two walks during his four innings on Friday, falling to 1-2. Two of the five runs he allowed were unearned. Reliever Dan Gallagher pitched four innings, allowing just three hits while walking none. Bakersfield scored one run against him in the ninth.
The teams will play the middle game of their weekend series on Saturday. First pitch at Dobbins Stadium is 1 p.m.