May 2, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - Spencer Brann hit his first home run of the year in a 3-for-4 performance, but Fresno State took an 11-4 win on Wednesday in a nonconference baseball matchup at Beiden Field in Fresno.
UC Davis drops to 16-24 on the year while Fresno State improves to 19-22.
Brann was just a triple shy of the hitting for the cycle as he doubled to lead off the sixth and hit a single in the eighth to go with his fourth-inning two-run homer. He scored twice and drove in two more runs in a game that featured nine doubles and three home runs.
UC Davis scored in the first after Barker led off with a double, moved to third on a David Popkins single then scored on Lynch's fly ball into right field. Fresno State, however, put up eight unanswered runs over the next three innings to take an 8-1 lead.
Brann's homer cut into the Bulldogs' lead briefly after he took a 1-0 pitch over the wall in right center field. Lynch would come around to score on the two-run shot after leading off the inning with a double.
The Bulldogs continued their powerful offense, however, taking an 11-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run home run from Keneth Wise and an RBI double by Chris Mariscal.
Brann scored UC Davis' final run of the game in the sixth after leading off with a double. He moved to third on a single from Politi, then scored on John Williams' sacrifice fly into center field.
UC Davis returns to Big West Conference play when the Aggies host Cal Poly in a three-game series beginning Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Dobbins Stadium.