April 6, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The University of San Francisco collected 10 hits in a 10-run second inning and never looked back as the Dons defeated UC Davis 14-2 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 26-8 on the season while USF improves to 14-17.
Robby Tulk led off the game with a triple to center then scored the Aggies' first run on a Ryan Muller wild pitch. In the second the Dons exploded for 10 runs, chasing Aggie starter Andrew Kloos after one-plus innings of work. USF strung together five straight singles to start the inning and two more Kloos walks ended his day.
Sophomore Jack Boyl came on with the bases loaded and no outs and could not get out of the jam as two singles sandwiched around a Joe Jacobitz two-run double gave the Dons 10 runs on 10 hits in the inning. UC Davis got one run back in the fourth on Matt Kamigawachi's solo home run to left, his fourth of the season, but the Dons came back with two more in the bottom of the frame to take a 12-2 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh the Dons added two more runs on a two-run shot to left field off the bat of Nick Cirbo to close out the scoring.
For the Aggies Tulk and David Butterworth each had two hits as UC Davis managed just seven hits on the afternoon. On the mound four Aggies pitched in the game, with Boyl throwing four innings while Peter Soskin threw two and Michael Philips came on to pitch the eighth.
USF pounded out 18 hits on the afternoon, four from Stefan Gartrell and three off the bat of Andrew Smith. In all six Dons players had multi-hit games Tuesday.
USF starter Ryan Muller went the first five innings to pick up his third win of the season. Muller allowed both Aggie runs on six hits while striking out one.
UC Davis returns to California Collegiate Athletic Association play on Friday with at doubleheader against Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson.