Gamboa's Pitching Gem Leads Aggies To Shutout Victory Over Santa Clara

Eddie Gamboa threw the first complete game shutout for UC Davis since 2006 and won his team-leading third game of the season. (Wayne Tilcock, <I>Davis Enterprise</I>)
 
Eddie Gamboa threw the first complete game shutout for UC Davis since 2006 and won his team-leading third game of the season. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

March 14, 2008

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DAVIS, Calif. - Senior right-hander Eddie Gamboa pitched a four-hit complete game shutout, and Jake Jefferies and Kyle Mihaylo drove in runs to lead UC Davis to a 3-0 victory over Santa Clara in a non-conference baseball game at Dobbins Stadium Friday afternoon.

It is the first shutout for the Aggies since the end of the 2006 season and improves their overall record to 9-7. The Broncos are now 10-4.

It also marks the second complete game in the last three games for the Aggies as senior Jeff Reekers went the distance against Sacramento State on Sunday.

"He (Gamboa) did a really good job of pitching on the corners and to throw 89 pitches in a complete game win is impressive," said Aggie coach Rex Peters. "To shut anybody out at this level is an outstanding job. And Santa Clara is a good hitting team, so that it makes it even more impressive."

Gamboa, who earned his team-leading third victory of the season, had a perfect game through four innings and allowed three of the four hits in the fifth inning. Gamboa picked off a baserunner and set up a double play ball to face only three batters over the minimum.

The Aggies scored all three of their runs in the first two innings of the game. Jefferies extended his season-best hitting streak to 11 games with a two-run single in the first inning to score Ty Kelly and Ryan Royster.

Mihaylo added the third run in the second inning on a solo home run to right field. It marked the second consecutive at bat with a home run for Mihaylo and tied him with Royster for the team lead. Mihaylo led all hitters on the day as he went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

 

 

Kelly went 2-for-3 from the plate with a run scored while Matt Dempsey rounded out the Aggie hitters with a hit and a walk.

The Broncos got three hits in the fifth inning but grounded into a double play to strand two baserunners. They rallied in the ninth and had a baserunner reach third, but grounded out the final at bat to end the game.

The series shifts to Santa Clara tomorrow for a doubleheader at 1 p.m.