May 8, 2007
DAVIS, Calif. - Junior right-hander Jeff Reekers allowed only one run and struck out three batters in his first complete-game this season, and five different Aggies drove in runs as UC Davis extended its season-high winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory over cross-town rival Sacramento State at Dobbins Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
The win bumps the Aggies' overall record to 20-25 and snaps the Hornets' five-game winning streak as they drop to 16-33. UC Davis has now won three of the four games they've played against the Hornets this season.
Reekers became the fourth Aggie in five games to toss a complete game as he scattered 10 hits and allowed only one run in the fourth inning while striking out five and not issuing up a walk. Reekers is now tied for the team lead with five victories.
"It's a very uncommon occurrence, but somehow we've managed to accomplish it," said Aggie coach Rex Peters about the four complete games. "You don't plan on this kind of thing, but some things in baseball are just contagious. Reekers came in today with a lot of rest and he seemed to settle down as the game went along. All we need to do is play defense behind him and we have a good shot at winning."
The Hornets managed to out-hit the Aggies 10-9, but stranded six runners and were caught stealing twice in the first two innings. Tim Wheeler had Sac State's lone RBI as he singled home Gabe Jacobo in the fourth inning. Jacobo, Wheeler and David Flores each record two hits.
UC Davis started the game with four runs in the first inning as five consecutive batters drove singles up the middle of the infield. Daniel Descalso started the barrage of singles and was followed by successive hits from Hanke, Hudson, Jefferies and James.
The Aggies scored their fifth and final run of the game the very next inning as Jacobellis successfully laid down a suicide squeeze to score a charging Royster from third base.
UC Davis plays its final road series of the year this weekend as they travel down to San Louis Obispo for three games with future Big West opponent Cal Poly. All three games can be heard live on ucdavisaggies.com.