No. 16 Cal Uses Long Ball To Upend UC Davis

Kevin James drove in two runs in the sixth inning to cut the lead in half at 6-4. (Wayne Tilcock, <I>Davis Enterprise</I>)
 
Kevin James drove in two runs in the sixth inning to cut the lead in half at 6-4. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

May 6, 2008

Box Score

BERKELEY, Calif. - David Cooper and Brett Jackson both hit two-run homers in the seventh inning, and Josh Satin hit a three-run blast in the third to lead No. 16 Cal to 18 hits and a 13-4 victory over UC Davis in a non-conference baseball game at Evans Diamond Tuesday afternoon.

UC Davis ends its eight-game streak against ranked teams with a loss to fall to 29-17 overall while the Golden Bears improve to 30-15-2. Cal has now won its last two games against the Aggies dating back to last season.

The Golden Bears used three home runs and cranked out 18 hits to win for the third time in their last four games. Charlie Cutler had the best offensive day as he went a perfect 5-for-5 with a double, four runs scored and an RBI. Cooper and Jackson finished with three RBI's apiece while Satin had a game-high four RBI's off the three-run shot and a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Blake Smith, who pitched an inning and struck out two batters looking, also had two RBI's for Cal.

"They are one of the better offensive clubs in the country and they proved that today," said Aggie coach Rex Peters. "We didn't get a leadoff runner out all game and that really hurt us."

Kevin James led the Aggies with two RBI's while Evan Hudson and Matt Dempsey accounted for the other two. Jake Jefferies had three hits in the contest and was the only Aggie with multiple hits.

Hudson gave the Aggies an early lead with a solo home run in the first inning. The Golden Bears scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead. UC Davis then tied the game in the second off an RBI ground out from Dempsey.

 

 

Cal proceeded to score three runs in the third off the Satin homer and added another in the fourth to jump out out a 6-2 lead.

The Aggies cut the lead in half at 6-4 with two more runs in the sixth off a two-run single from James. Jefferies and Ryan Scoma singled in back-to-back at bats and Kyle Mihaylo walked to load the bases for James.

The Bears then scored four runs in the seventh off two two-run homers from Cooper and Jackson and tacked on three more in the eighth to earn the nine-run victory. Kevin Miller, who joins Cooper and Satin on the newly revised Wallace Watch List, pitched five innings to run his perfect record to 6-0 this season.

Aggie starter Trevor Fox got the loss but tallied a game-high four strikeouts.

UC Davis continues its road swing this weekend with a three-game Big West Conference series at UC Riverside. The first game will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday.