April 23, 2003
MORAGA, Calif. - Two late home runs by the Saint Mary's baseball team lifted the Gaels to a 6-4 victory over the UC Davis Aggies in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday on Louis Guisto Field.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 26-17 while Saint Mary's improves to 17-22-1.
The Gaels had runners on first and second after a walk and a UC Davis error in the bottom of the first inning. Bryan Byrne then connected on a single to score Gilbert Gil and advance Delaney Gallagher. Gallagher would later score on a Sam Battle sacrifice to give SMC a 2-0 lead after one inning of play.
Stephan Foushee led off the fourth inning with a double to start a Gael rally. With two outs, Gil scored Foushee on a single to centerfield to give SMC a 3-1 lead.
The Aggies took the lead in the sixth inning as Matt Kamagachi started the rally with a triple to right field. David Butterworth would collect an RBI on a single and would later score on a Dustin Soderman single. Josh Behrens added an RBI single to give the Aggies a 4-3 lead. SMC's Preston Young would help the Gaels tie up the score in the bottom of the sixth inning with his second home run of the season.
The Gaels regained the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-run home run to left by Adam Bellows, giving SMC a 6-4 advantage. It was Bellows' fourth home run of the season, which leads the team.
In his first appearance of the season, Tom Carroll (1-0) earned his first career victory after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings. UC Davis' Peter Soskin (0-1) tallied his first loss of the season after giving up a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Dane Dobrinich earned his first save of the year in relief.
UC Davis begins a four-game series this Friday at Cal State L.A.
UC Davis (26-17) 001 003 000 - 4 11 2
Saint Mary's (17-22-1) 102 002 10x - 6 11 1
WP - Tom Carroll (1-0). LP - Peter Soskin (0-1). Save - Dane Dobrinich (1). UC Davis: Jeff Vignau, Andrew Kloos (3), Vince DeCoito (5), Peter Soskin (7) and Andrew Reisinger. SMC: Matt Yourkin, Tom Carroll (6), Dane Dobrinich (9) and Stephan Foushee.
TOP HITTERS: UC Davis: Robby Tulk, 2-5, 2B; Ryan Coultas, 2-5, 2B, RBI; Matt Blankenheim, 2-3; Matt Kamigawachi, 1-5, 3B; David Butterworth, 1-5, RBI; Andrew Reisinger, 1-4; Josh Behrens, 1-3, RBI; Dustin Soderman, 1-4, RBI. SMC: Preston Young, 2-4, HR, 3B, RBI; Adam Bellows, 1-1, HR, 2 RBI; Bryan Byrne, 1-3, RBI; Stephan Foushee, 1-4, 2B; Delaney Gallagher, 1-4; Gilbert Gil, 1-3, RBI; Mike Harris, 1-4.