April 13, 2004
MORAGA, Calif. - The Saint Mary's baseball team broke out of its eight-game losing streak in a big way on Tuesday afternoon with a 12-4 non-conference victory over UC Davis at Louis Guisto Field.
With the victory the Gaels improve to 9-26 overall. The Aggies fell to 30-9 overall.
The Gaels pounded out five runs in the first inning and six runs in the second inning on their way to the eight-run win. Saint Mary's starting pitcher Justin Sloan allowed one run in the top of the first inning when Robby Tulk led off the game with a walk then later scored on an Aaron Hanke RBI single.
The Gaels answered with five runs in the bottom half. Michael Harris led off with a double, followed by a double by Sam Carter to score Harris. After Bryan Byrne lined out to center, Adam Bellows singled in Carter, followed by a Delaney Gallagher single, a Gilbert Gil single, two hit batters and a walk to bring in Saint Mary's five runs.
In the second inning, the Gaels batted around for the second consecutive inning, using six singles, a walk and an error for six runs to post an 11-1 lead after two innings.
UC Davis got one back in the third when Michael Jacobellis led off with a double then scored on Lukas Kirby's RBI groundout to second. The Aggies added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings, but it was not enough as they dropped their third-straight non-conference game. Hanke's second RBI single of the game scored Matt Kamigawachi in the fifth and Tyler LaTorre's sacrifice fly that scored Kamigawachi in the seventh closed out the scoring.
Paul Gonzales started on the mound for UC Davis and didn't get out of the first inning. He allowed five runs on five hits while recording just one out. In all seven Aggie pitchers were used on the day, with Peter Soskin lasting the longest with his 2.2 innings in which he struck out a season-high four.
Offensively, Hanke had three of the Aggies' eight hits on the day while Jacobellis and Matt Blankenheim each added a double.
Sloan allowed three earned runs on six hits over six innings, while striking out two batters to get his first win of the year.
Offensively, the Gaels were led by Michael Harris who went 2-for-3, J.P. Musgrove went 2-for-3, Adam Bellows and Delaney Gallagher went 2-for-4 and Sam Carter went 2-for-6.
UC Davis will next be in action this Friday when it begins a four-game series against Cal State San Bernardino at Dobbins Stadium. Gametime is set for 2:30 p.m.
UC DAVIS BASEBALL
UC Davis (30-9) 101 010 100 - 4 8 2
Saint Mary's (9-26) 560 100 00x - 12 14 0
WP - Justin Sloan (1-2). LP - Paul Gonzales (4-2). Save - None. UC Davis: Paul Gonzales, Nik Aurora (1), Peter Soskin (2), Jack Boyl (5), Michael Philips (6), Andrew Kloos (7), Joel Needham (8) and Andrew Reisinger, Josh Behrens. SMC: Justin Sloan, Michael Nisco (7) and J.P. Musgrove.
TOP HITTERS: UC Davis: Aaron Hanke, 3-4, 2 RBI; Michael Jacobellis, 1-5, 2B, Run; Lukas Kirby, 1-2, RBI; Matt Blankenheim, 1-4, 2B; Andrew Reisinger, 1-2. SMC: Michael Harris, 2-3, 2B, RBI; Sam Carter, 2-6, 2B, 2 RBI; Adam Bellows, 2-4, 2 Runs, RBI; Delaney Gallagher, 2-4, 2 Runs; J.P. Musgrove, 2-3, 2B, RBI; Bryan Byrne, 1-4; Michael Nieto, 1-1; Gilbert Gil, 1-1, RBI; Preston Young, 1-3, 2 RBI.