Baseball Falls in Series Opener with CSUN

Nick Lynch went 4-for-4 but the Aggies lost to the Matadors on Friday.

May 3, 2013

Box Score

DAVIS, Calif. - Cal State Northridge tallied six doubles among 14 hits and the UC Davis baseball team fell, 9-3, to the second place Matadors in the opener of a Big West Conference series on Friday afternoon at Dobbins Stadium.

The Aggies (16-27, 3-13 Big West) posted three runs on six hits with two errors while the Matadors (27-18, 12-4), winners of seven straight league games, scored nine runs on 14 hits with three errors.

Cal State Northridge starter Jerry Keel (7-1) picked up the win after allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings with one walk and three strikeouts. UC Davis starter Harry Stanwyck (3-6) was saddled with the loss after giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits with two walks and one strikeout.

First baseman Nick Lynch went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate (all singles) with a RBI to lead the Aggies while catcher Izaak Silva and left fielder Tanner Bily also had RBIs.

Cal State Northridge first baseman Josh Goossen-Brown had a game-high five RBIs on a 3-for-4 day at the dish. Third baseman Nicolas Osuna, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup, was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

The Aggies and Matadors exchanged runs in the first inning before UC Davis took an early, 2-1, lead on Bily's sacrifice fly in the second.

Cal State Northridge wasted little time with its comeback, scoring three runs on four hits in the top of the third and never trailed again. Three of the Matadors' four hits in the third were doubles, and two came with two outs.

UC Davis and Cal State Northridge will meet for game two of the three-game series at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, with free baseball tank tops for students who attend. Supplies are limited.

Cal State Northridge 9, UC Davis 3 (May 03, 2013 at Davis, Calif.)
Cal State Northridge  103 100 121  -  9 14  3      (27-18, 12-4 Big West)
UC Davis................. 110 001 000  -  3  6  2      (16-27, 3-13 Big West)
Pitchers: Cal State Northridge - Keel, Jerry; Holt, Harley(8); Coates, Michael(9) and Mercado, Alexis. UC Davis - Stanwyck, Harry; Henderson, Spencer(7) and Silva, Izaak.
Win-Keel, Jerry(7-1)  Loss-Stanwyck, Harry(3-6)  T-2:40  A-277
Weather: 91 degrees, sunny, WNW 5 MPH
Stanwyck, H. faced 1 batter in the 7th.
Game: MAY3