April 3, 2010
FULLERTON, Calif. - UC Davis held a 2-0 lead for three innings, but Cal State Fullerton rallied to edge the Aggies 3-2 Sunday at Goodwin Field.
UC Davis now stands at 12-12 overall and dropped to 0-3 in Big West play while Cal State Fullerton improved to 15-11 on the season and 3-0 in league action.
For the Aggies, Scott Lyman threw 7.0 innings and gave up three earned runs on nine hits while striking out two and walking four batters. He moved to 1-3 on the year after picking up the loss.
Freshman Seth Batty put UC Davis on the board first as he was walked then advanced to second on a balk. David Popkins' double through the left side sent Batty home to give the Aggies the 1-0 advantage.
Popkins earned his second RBI of the game in the third inning to put the Aggies up 2-0. Scott Heylman walked to first base then advanced to second on a wild pitch. He moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Batty then scored after Popkins grounded out to second base.
Cal State Fullerton tied the score with two runs in the fifth inning. With two outs, Christian Colon reached first base with a single to left field, then advanced to second after Gary Brown was hit by a pitch. Brown and Colon each advanced bases when Lyman walked Carlos Lopez to load the bases, then both scored off a double by Tyler Pill.
Both teams remained scoreless until Cal State Fullerton's Billy Marcoe hit a home run in the eighth inning for the game winning run.
Popkins hit 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Aggies offensively.
UC Davis returns to Dobbins Stadium to host Long Beach State in a three-game series beginning Friday, Apr. 9 at 2:30 p.m.