April 10, 2004
CARSON, Calif. - UC Davis pounded out 36 hits on the day, including seven from Robby Tulk, as the Aggies swept a California Collegiate Athletic Association baseball doubleheader from Cal State Dominguez Hills Saturday afternoon at Toro Field. UC Davis captured the opening game by a 17-10 margin then came back in the nightcap to win a 14-5 decision.
The sweep increases the Aggies' CCAA winning streak to 20 games and leaves UC Davis at 30-8 on the season, 25-3 in the CCAA. The Toros fall to 10-42 overall, 5-27 in conference play.
Tulk led off game one with a double to let then scored on Matt Kamigawachi's RBI single. One out later, Tyler LaTorre doubled home Kamigawachi and Lukas Kirby for the 3-0 lead. The Toros answered with three runs in the second as they strung together three hits to tie the game.
The Aggies put up four runs in the sixth as Tulk, Michael Jacobellis, and Kamigawachi had RBI singles and Josh Behrens added a sacrifice fly. CSUDH tied the game in the bottom of the frame as it posted five runs on four hits to make it 8-8.
UC Davis took the lead for good in the seven with five more runs thanks to Tulk's two-run double and a RBI single from Behrens. The Aggies added a single run in the eighth and three more in the ninth courtesy of a Matt Blankenheim three-run home run to close out the scoring.
Tulk finished with five hits in the contest while Blankenheim and LaTorre each contributed three hits and three RBIs. In all UC Davis collected 21 hits in the contest.
In the nightcap, The Aggies again jumped out to an early lead, scoring three second-innings runs, all coming on Blankenheim's three-run shot to center field. It marked Blankenheim's third home run of the season, all coming this weekend.
After the Toros cut to lead to 3-2, UC Davis blew the game open with an 11-run fourth inning. The Aggies sent 15 men to the plate in the frame, collecting nine hits and taking advantage of three Toro errors. Lukas Kirby had two singles in the inning and Kyle Irving blasted a two-run home run to close out the Aggie scoring.
Dominguez scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut the final margin to 14-5.
Paul Gonzales started for the Aggies but lasted just one-plus innings before giving way to Dave McKae. McKae, who picked up a save in game one of the series Friday, went 2.0 innings of scoreless ball to get his third win of the season against no defeats.
During the four-game series UC Davis hammered out 62 hits and 55 runs while hitting eight home runs.
The Aggies will next be in action on Tuesday when they travel to Moraga to face Saint Mary's in a 2:30 p.m. contest.