April 24, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Justin Schafer and Matt Dempsey each had multiple hits and drove in two runs, and Bryan Evans struck out a career-high 10 batters and allowed only four hits and one run to lead UC Davis past San Francisco, 6-1, at Benedetti Diamond on Tuesday afternoon.
The win earns the Aggies a season split with the Dons (1-1) and gives them three wins in the first five games of a nine-game road swing. UC Davis also improves its overall record to 14-23 while San Francisco falls below .500 with a 21-22 mark.
For the second consecutive week, Evans was dominant from the mound as he fanned a season- and career-high 10 batters while scattering four hits and allowing only one run in eight innings to earn his second straight win. Last Tuesday, Evans pitched five innings and struck out five batters en route to being named NCAA Division I Independent Pitcher of the Week.
Eddie Gamboa pitched the final inning for UC Davis and retired all three batters he faced, which included striking out the final Don batter.
After a total of six RBIs in four games last week, Dempsey continued his hot hitting for the Aggies as he extended his hitting streak to six games by going 3-for-5 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs.
Justin Schafer was the only other Aggie to record multiple hits on the day as he went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs as the designated hitter.
Overall, the Aggies recorded 11 hits as all but two starters singled in the game. Daniel Descalso and Evan Hudson accounted for the other two RBIs. Descalso also ties his season-high as he extended his hitting streak to 12 straight games.
For the Dons, only four batters managed to get hits against Evans with their only run of the game coming in the fourth inning off an RBI double from Mitchell Bialosky.
UC Davis scored runs in five separate innings with single runs in the second, fourth, fifth and seventh innings and a two-run sixth.
All six Aggie runs came off singles and scored six different base runners.
Schafer brought home the first run in the second inning off a single to left field that scored Kyle Mihaylo from third. UC Davis then tacked on two more runs in the fourth and fifth innings off RBI singles from Schafer and Descalso.
Dempsey singled home two more runs in the sixth inning as he drilled an 0-2 offering up the middle to score Schafer and Michael Jacobellis.
The Aggies scored their final run of the game in seventh inning as Hudson brought Descalso home from third on a sacrifice fly to left field.
UC Davis returns to Southern California this weekend as they face future Big West opponent UC Irvine in a three-game series at Anteater Ballpark. The Friday and Saturday games will both begin at 6:00 p.m. with Sunday's game set to start at 1:00 p.m. All three games can be heard live on ucdavisaggies.com while Saturday's game will also be on KDVS 90.3.