Aggies Topple Wolf Pack in Extra Innings, 4-3

Senior Steven Patterson's single in the 10th brought home Mason Novak with the game-winner as the Aggies edged Nevada on Tuesday.
 
Senior Steven Patterson's single in the 10th brought home Mason Novak with the game-winner as the Aggies edged Nevada on Tuesday.
 

March 25, 2014

Box Score

DAVIS, Calif. -- Senior Steven Patterson's bases-loaded single into an empty left field drove home Mason Novak with the winning run as host UC Davis scored four times in the final four innings to post a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Nevada on Tuesday afternoon at Dobbins Stadium.

The win was a season-best fourth straight for the Aggies, who improved to 12-9 overall heading into this weekend's Big West Conference opening series at No. 5 Cal Poly. The winning streak is the longest for UC Davis since it won four straight from April 16-21 last season.

The Wolf Pack fell to 12-12 overall with the loss.

Patterson's game-winner allowedthe Aggies to walk-off with a win for the second straight game as the home team loaded the bases against Nevada closer Adam Whitt (2-3) in the 10th. Novak reached to lead-off the inning when his ground ball was fumbled and moved all the way to third on a chopping double over the third baseman's head with the infield charging, expecting a bunt, by Seth Batty.

With two in scoring position, Adam Young was walked intentionally to bring up Patterson. With left fielder Kewby Meyer coming in from the outfield to play on the right side of a five-man infield, Patterson looped an 0-1 offering from Whitt into an empty left field, bringing Novak home for the game-winning run.

UC Davis freshman Zach Stone (2-1) earned the win in relief, throwing the final three innings, allowing just one hit, walking one, and striking out three.

The Aggies dug themselves out of a 3-0 hole after single runs in the first, fourth, and seventh innings, gave the Wolf Pack the early lead. Jordan Devencenzi had an RBI single in the first to put Nevada on the board, while Trenton Brooks added an RBI groundout and Kyle Hunt rapped an RBI single for the Wolf Pack's runs.

 

 

Kevin Barker broke up the shutout with an RBI single in the seventh to drive home Lynch, who doubled as part of a 3-for-3 day, and make it 3-1.

Lynch's biggest hit of the day, however, came in the eighth as UC Davis rallied for the tying runs. Batty was hit by a pitch to lead-off the frame and moved to second on Young's single through the left side. Whitt came on to face Patterson, who sacrificed both runners into scoring position for Lynch, who drove a single back through the box to score both runners and tie the game at 3-3.

Young (2-for-3) and Patterson (2-for-4) joined Lynch with multiple hits on the day as the Aggies posted double-digit hits for the eighth time in their last nine contests. With his hit by pitch in the eighth, Batty has now reached base safely in each of his last 12 games, while Young collected his 10th multi-hit game of the season -- good for second on the team behind Kevin Barker (11).

The Aggies and the Mustangs open their three-game series on Friday night (March 28) at 6 p.m. at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Game two also starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday (March 29) with the series finale scheduled for a 1 p.m. first pitch on Sunday (March 30).

UC Davis 4, Nevada 3 (Mar 25, 2014 at Davis, Calif.)
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Nevada.............. 100 100 100 0 - 3 9 1 (12-12)
UC Davis............ 000 000 120 1 - 4 10 2 (12-9)
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Pitchers: Nevada - DEITRICH, Jason; BROOKS, Trenton(7); BLUEBERG, Colby(7); WHITT, Adam(8) and DEVENCENZI, Jordan. UC Davis - Parucha, Robert; Razo, Orlando(6); Henderson, Spencer(7); Jacobson, Raul(7); Stone, Zach(8) and Brann, Spencer; Silva, Izaak.
Win-Stone, Zach(2-1) Loss-WHITT, Adam(2-3) T-3:17 A-150
Razo faced 1 batter in the 7th.
DEITRICH, J. faced 1 batter in the 7th.
Jacobson faced 1 batter in the 8th.
BLUEBERG, C. faced 2 batters in the 8th.