March 30, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. - Arce Estremera's grand slam in the fourth inning highlighted an eight-run outburst as Cal State Hayward snapped UC Davis' 16-game winning streak with a 10-6 non-conference victory Tuesday afternoon at Dobbins Stadium.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 22-7 on the season, their first setback since dropping a 10-3 contest against San Francisco State on February 22. Hayward sees its season record improve to 19-5.
Hayward jumped out early with a pair of runs in the top of the first. Archie Gilbert had a one-out single and two batters later, Ryan Lymangrover homered down the rightfield line. The Aggies tied it with single runs in the first two innings on a Matt Kamigawachi RBI groundout and a Robby Tulk RBI single that scored Aaron Hanke.
The Pioneers blew the game open in the fifth with an eight-run inning. With one out, Gilbert doubled home Ray Stokes for the innings' third run. Hayward then loaded the bases for Estremera, who drilled a 3-1 pitch over the leftfield fence, his fifth home run of the year. The Pioneers added one more run as they collected five hits in the inning and capitalized on an Aggie error to take a 10-2 lead.
UC Davis scratched back with two runs in the seventh as Tulk hit a sacrifice fly and with the bases loaded, David Butterworth was hit by a pitch to drive in the second run. The Aggies added single runs in the eighth and ninth but got no closer.
For the game UC Davis pounded out 12 hits, three from secondbaseman Michael Jacobellis and two each from Tulk, Hanke and Kyle Irving. Aggie starter Andrew Kloos lasted 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on four hits as his record falls to 0-3 on the season. Freshman Nik Aurora pitched the final 2.1 innings, retiring all seven batters he faced.
Hayward had nine hits on the day, with Gilbert and Stokes each collecting two. Lymangrover added his fourth home run of the season for his only hit of the game. The Pioneers threw out four pitchers on the day, with Ulysses Garcia getting his first win of the season after going 3.0 innings, surrendering one run on four hits.
"We got behind early and couldn't get out of it," said Aggie head coach Rex Peters. "We had a couple chances to get back in the game but couldn't get the big hit.
"All good things come to an end," Peters continued, referring to the winning streak. "I think this might relieve a little pressure and now we can relax, just play baseball and start another streak on Friday."
UC Davis will next be in action on Friday when it begins a four-game series against UC San Diego at Dobbins Stadium. Gametime is set for 2:30 p.m.