Baseball Uses Six-Run Sixth to Rally at Nevada

Tino Lipson's two-RBI single in the sixth proved to be the game-winner at Nevada.

April 16, 2013

Box Score

RENO, Nev. - Tino Lipson hit a two-run single to cap a big sixth inning and the UC Davis baseball team rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Nevada, 10-7, in a non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon at chilly Peccole Park.

The Aggies (12-22) tallied 10 runs on 13 hits with no errors as they improved to 4-1 in their last five midweek games, including come-from-behind wins over Stanford and Saint Mary's. The Wolf Pack (16-18, 6-3) posted seven runs on 10 hits with two errors.

UC Davis reliever Robert Parucha (2-1) picked up the win after giving up two runs on three hits in two innings with one walk and two strikeouts. UC Davis' bullpen did not allow a run in the final four innings to keep the Wolf Pack off the board. Redshirt freshman closer Max Cordy earned his fifth save of the season after tossing scoreless eighth and ninth innings with just two hits allowed.

Nevada reliever Beau Cullen (0-1) suffered the loss after fiving up one run on one hit in one inning. Of the seven pitchers the Wolf Pack used, only two did not allow a run.

Second baseman Steven Patterson, who had seven hits over three games at Long Beach State last weekend, had two more hits to go with two runs and two RBIs against Nevada. Center fielder Seth Batty and shortstop Adam Young also had two hits each.

Brooks Klein and Austin Byler each had three hits and a home run to lead the Wolf Pack.

It was a chilly day in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday, with snow flurries at first pitch, but that didn't cool off either offense.

Nevada took an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, but the Aggies battled back to take a short-lived lead in the third.

Young drove in Tanner Bily on a single in the second for the Aggies' first run of the game while two more came home in the second, when Mike Mazzara hit a RBI single up the middle to score Patterson and Izaak Silva followed with a two-out double to bring home Mazzara. Each of the Aggies' first three runs were unearned as the Wolf Pack made a fielding error in each of the first three innings.

The Wolf Pack retook the lead with a pair of runs in the third and two more in the fourth. Nevada led 7-3 when the Aggies rallied back with a big sixth inning.

Young started off the sixth with a single to third and moved to second on John Williams single. Batty drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases and Paul Politi followed with another walk, this time on five pitches, to bring in a run. Patterson doubled to right to drive in Batty and Williams.

Nevada made a pitching change but that didn't slow down the Aggies. Austin Logan drove in the game-tying run on a fielder's choice grounder as Politi beat out the throw home. A double play ball gave the Wolf Pack their first two outs of the sixth inning but, after Bily walked, pinch-hitter Tino Lipson smacked a two-run single to left giving the Aggies a 9-7 lead.

UC Davis tacked on an insurance run in the top of the ninth when Batty hit a two-out single to right to drive in Spencer Brann, who hit a leadoff single earlier.

Byler singled to lead off the bottom of the ninth for Nevada, but the Aggies turned a double play on grounder to short. Designated hitter Brett Jones hit a two-out double to left, which would have scored a run, but Cordy got out of the game clean by forcing another ground ball for the final out.

UC Davis will get back into Big West Conference play this weekend, when second-place UC Riverside visits Dobbins Stadium for a three-game series starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

UC Davis 10, Nevada 7 (Apr 16, 2013 at Reno, Nevada)
UC Davis............ 012 006 001  - 10 13  0  (12-22)
Nevada............... 202 210 000  -  7 12  3   (19-17)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Williams, Zach; Parucha, Robert(4); Henderson, Spencer(6); Cordy, Max(8) and Silva, Izaak; Brann, Spencer. Nevada - TIMKO, Barry; BRADSHAW, Michael(3); GORDEN, Kody(5); BAKER, Ryan(6); CULLEN, Beau(6); PRIHAR, Sean(7); WHITT, Adam(9) and SETUM, Joe; TEEL, Ryan.
Win-Parucha, Robert(2-1)  Save-Cordy, Max(5)  Loss-CULLEN, Beau(0-1)  T-3:13  A-366
HR NV - BYLER, Austin (8); KLEIN, Brooks (3).
Weather: 42,cloudy,snow flurries
Williams, Z. faced 1 batter in the 4th.
GORDEN, Kody faced 3 batters in the 6th.
BAKER, R. faced 2 batters in the 6th.
Game: APRL16