April 29, 2003
BERKELEY, Calif. - Robby Tulk and Dustin Soderman each had three hits and combined to knock in seven runs on Tuesday as UC Davis beat California, 11-7, in a non-conference baseball game at Evans Diamond.
UC Davis improved to 29-19 overall, while the Division I Golden Bears dropped to 25-22.
The Aggies scored four runs in both the fourth and sixth innings sandwiched around two runs in the fifth to help turn a 2-0 deficit into a 10-2 lead.
UC Davis added another run in the seventh inning after Cal tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth to close the gap to 10-6.
Tulk had a two-run homer in the fifth and also doubled for two of his hits, collecting four RBIs, while Soderman had three doubles while bringing around three runs. Josh Behrens had an RBI, while Matt Blankenheim had a hit and an RBI.
Jeff Vignau went the firsrt 5.1 innings for the Aggies - scattering 12 hits and allowing five runs while collecting two strikeouts - before being relieved by freshman Travis Bearden. Bearden went the next 3.1 innings before Joel Needham picked up the final out after Cal loaded the bases with two outs.
Conor Jackson and Chris Grossman each had three hits for Cal, while five pitchers gave up 12 total hits to the Aggies.
UC Davis, which has won three straight, will finish up the regular season with a four-game series this weekend at Dobbins Stadium against Cal Poly Pomona.
The opener is Friday at 2:30 p.m.