UC Davis falls in Fullerton finale

May 6, 2018

Box Score

DAVIS, Calif. — Cal State Fullerton right-hander Andrew Quezada tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out three and limiting host UC Davis to just four hits, en route to a 5-0 victory in the finale of a three-game Big West Conference series on Sunday afternoon at Phil Swimley Field. 

The Aggies fell to 15-27 on the season and 7-11 in Big West action with the loss, while the Titans improved to 25-20 overall with a 12-3 league mark.

Chris Brown (3-5) suffered the loss for UC Davis charged with four earned runs on 10 hits and striking out four over 6.1 innings, while reliever Connor Loar allowed just one hit over the final two innings, striking out three of the seven batters he faced.

Andrew Quezada (3-4) was credited the win for Fullerton after tossing a complete-game shutout and limiting the Aggies to just four hits. 

The Titans were first to get on the board in the second inning, bringing one across on a pair of singles and an RBI-double by Brett Borgogno to make it 1-0.

Fullerton then doubled its lead three innings later thanks to an RBI-single off the bat of Daniel Cope to make it 2-0. 

Quezada continued to keep the UC Davis offense at arms length, at one point retiring 15 batters straight from the second through the seventh innings, until senior Ryan Hooper snapped the streak with an infield single. Hooper went on to finish 1-for-4 on the afternoon. 

The Titans threatened once more in the visitor half of the seventh with runners on first and second and one out, before putting the game out of reach with a three-run blast over the left field wall by Cope to make it 5-0. 

Cope paced the Titan lineup finishing 2-for-4 at the plate with one run and four RBI while Berryhill finished 3-for-4 on the afternoon.

A lead-off double from freshman Joseph Myers—his fifth extra-base hit of the season—gave the Aggies their first runner in scoring position in the home half of the eighth, while a single from fellow freshman Tanner Murray and a drawn walk from junior Ryan Anderson gave UC Davis a strong start in the ninth, but the Aggies would come up empty on both occasions, resulting in a 5-0 victory for the Titans.

UC Davis returns to action on Tuesday making the short trip to Sacramento, Calif., to complete its second matchup of the season with Causeway rival, Sacramento State, at 6 p.m. on May 8. Tuesday’s battle will mark the beginning of an eight-game road trip for the Aggies—their longest stretch on the road this season. 

Cal State Fullerton 5, UC Davis 0 (05/06/18 at Davis, Calif.)
Cal State Fullerton. 010 010 300  -  5 12  0      (25-20, 12-3 BWC)
UC Davis............ 000 000 000  -  0  4  0      (15-27, 7-11 BWC)
Pitchers: Cal State Fullerton - Quezada, Andrew and Cope, Daniel. UC Davis - Brown, Chris;
Barraza, Daniel(7); Loar, Connor(8) and O'Boy, Jackson.
Win-Quezada, Andrew(3-4)  Loss-Brown, Chris(3-5)  T-2:29  A-224
HR CSF - Cope, Daniel (5).
Weather: Cloudy, 73 degrees, S 4mph
Game: UCDBSB42

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