March 26, 2004
PHOENIX, Ariz. -
Kyle Irving had four hits to lead a 16-hit UC Davis attack as the Aggies ran their winning streak to 13 with an 11-3 victory over Grand Canyon University in a California Collegiate Athletic Association baseball game Friday evening at Brazell Stadium.
With the win the Aggies improve to 19-6 on the season, 14-3 in CCAA play as they extended their school-record winning streak to 13 games. Grand Canyon falls to 12-20 on the season, 3-12 in conference action.
After the Antelopes took a lead in the second when Travis Kaats scored on a wild pitch, the Aggies exploded for six runs in the third, taking advantage of six hits in the inning. UC Davis added three more in the fifth highlighted by Ryan Coultas' RBI triple and a RBI double from Matt Kamigawachi to take a 9-1 lead. The Aggies closed out their scoring in the top of the eighth when Robby Tulk's team-leading sixth home run of the season scored Irving for the 11-1 lead.
The Antelopes added a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to cut the final deficit to eight runs.
Michael Potter started for the Aggies and went 7.2 innings, scattering six hits and three runs while striking out five as his record improves to 4-0 on the season. Jack Boyl came on the eight to retire all four men he faced.
In addition to Irving's four hits, Tulk and Kamigawachi each added three hits while Coultas finished with two hits, two RBI's and two runs scored. Both Irving and Tyler LaTorre extended their hitting streaks to nine games.
These same two teams will be in action on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon (PST).