March 9, 2007
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -
Gabe Jacobo homered in the seventh inning and Patrick Cummins drove in two runs to lead Sacramento State past UC Davis, 7-5, in the first of a three-game Causeway Cup series baseball game at Hornet Field on Friday afternoon. Daniel Descalso and Aaron Hanke each doubled twice, scored once and drove in runs for the Aggies.
The Hornets improve their overall record to 5-11 this season while the Aggies now stand at 4-11.
After going a perfect 5-for-5 against Nevada on Tuesday, Descalso had another productive day for the Aggies from the plate as he went 3-for-4 with two RBI's, two doubles, a walk and a run scored. Hanke, who was 4-for-5 against Nevada, had three hits in five at-bats to go along with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.
Brandon Oliver and Jacob Jefferies drove in the other Aggie runs while Justin Schafer went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Ryan Royster pinch hit in the seventh and went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored.
Grant Hirneise also had a hit in the game as UC Davis out-hit the Hornets, 12-11.
Four Hornet players had multiple hits in the game. Cummins had the best day as he went 2-for-2 with two RBI's while Jacobo homered in the seventh and Tim Wheeler went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Bryan Evans was credited with the loss for UC Davis as he gave up five runs off eight hits in 4.2 innings of work. Paul Gonzales pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts.
After Sac State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Aggies answered back in the top half of the third with three runs to take to the lead. Descalso and Hanke both doubled home runs in back-to-back at-bats and Jefferies singled home another run to highlight the inning.
The Hornets would score four runs over the next three innings to claim a commanding 7-3 lead.
The Aggies battled back in the ninth inning with two more runs off an Oliver sacrifice and another RBI double from Descalso before ending the game on a called strike.
The Aggies and Hornets play the second game of the series tomorrow afternoon at Dobbins Stadium. That game will begin at 1:00 p.m.