Aggies top Ducks in high-scoring finale

March 11, 2018

Box Score

EUGENE, Ore. — Senior right fielder Ryan Hooper went 2-for-4 at the plate and led the UC Davis offense with four RBI, while junior Caleb Van Blake was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. The Aggies demonstrated their depth at the plate during Sunday’s series finale against Oregon as eight different Aggies scored at least one run to help UC Davis to a 9-7 victory over the Ducks.

Oregon drops to an 11-4 mark overall, while the Aggies improve to 4-9 on the season.

The Aggies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second after Hooper’s RBI-double to right center field was immediately followed by an RBI-single up the middle from freshman Tanner Murray, who currently leads UC Davis with a three-game hitting streak.

But with one swing, the Ducks halved the deficit thanks to a round-tripper from right fielder Jakob Goldfarb in the bottom of the inning to make it 2-1.

The third inning would prove to be the highest scoring of the game for the Aggies, as UC Davis jumped out to a 5-1 lead over Oregon. Their three-run effort began with back-to-back singles from Van Blake and junior Ryan Anderson, followed by a walk from sophomore Logan Denholm. Capitalizing on a bases loaded situation, Hooper’s 3-RBI triple to right center field supplied UC Davis with a four-run cushion.

An RBI-single from Anderson in the fourth would extend the Aggies lead, 6-1, but a four-run effort by the Ducks in the bottom of the inning paired with a one-run performance in the fifth would erase the deficit altogether, tying the game, 6-6.

But the Aggies would find new life in the top of the sixth with Van Blake tallying an RBI on a sacrifice fly and sophomore Guillermo Salazar touching home plate on a wild pitch to make it 8-6, in favor of UC Davis.

Halving the deficit once again, the Ducks made it a one-run ball game in the bottom of the eighth, but a ninth and final run from the Aggies in the ninth inning shut the door on Oregon, resulting in a 9-7 win for UC Davis.

Senior Daniel Barraza (1-1, 2.70 ERA) earned his first win of the season for the Aggies after entering in the bottom of the fifth and allowing just one hit over 0.1 innings on the mound, while senior Connor Loar (0-1, 3.27) was credited with his first save after allowing one run on four hits over four innings of work.

Oregon’s Peyton Fuller (0-1, 8.10 ERA) suffered the loss for Oregon after allowing two runs on two hits across 1.1 innings of work.

UC Davis returns to the diamond with a mid-week game at home on Tuesday (Mar. 13), as the Aggies take on Santa Clara at 2:30 p.m. Looking ahead to the weekend, UC Davis will continue its six-game homestand with a four-game series against Northern Colorado beginning on Friday (Mar. 16) at 2:30 p.m.

UC Davis 9, Oregon 7 (03/11/18 at Eugene, Ore.)
UC Davis............ 023 102 001 - 9 11 0 (4-9)
Oregon.............. 010 410 010 - 7 11 0 (11-4)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Sasaki, Jared; Wieser, Tim(4); Barraza, Daniel(5); Loar, Connor(6) and
Denholm, Logan. Oregon - Kafka, Cullen; Fuller, Peyton(4); Kelly, Parker(6); Yovan, Kenyon(9)
and Soderman, Ray.
Win-Barraza, Daniel(1-1) Save-Loar, Connor(1) Loss-Fuller, Peyton(0-1) T-3:06 A-876
HR ORE - Goldfarb, Jakob (4).
Weather: pasty white legs in the stands
Fuller, P faced 2 batters in the 6th.
Barraza, D. faced 2 batters in the 6th.
Game: UCDBSB13

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