May 14, 2013
MORAGA, Calif. - Every Aggie in the starting lineup had a hit and the UC Davis baseball team scored 16 runs for the second straight time against the Gaels in a 16-12 win over Saint Mary's on Tuesday in a non-conference game at Louis Guisto Field.
The Aggies (19-31) scored 16 runs on 22 hits with two errors while the Gaels (21-31) tallied 12 runs on 19 hits with two errors. UC Davis scored 16 runs on 16 hits in a 16-15 victory over the Gaels at home on April 9. The Aggies went 6-1 against Bay Area teams (Saint Mary's, Santa Clara, San Jose State and Stanford) this season. UC Davis scored 82 runs in those seven games, including a 2-1 walkoff win over the Cardinal.
"Our offense carried us today," said head coach Matt Vaughn. "We had a lot of quality at-bats and that was the difference. Tino Lipson, Austin Logan and Nick Lynch really shined for us today."
Lynch went 5-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs on Tuesday after going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs in the first meeting with the Gaels. He is now hitting a team-high .371 in his sophomore season.
Lipson, who is hitting a team-best .407 in Big West games this year, went 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs batting leadoff. John Williams, who went 4-for-6 with three runs and whopping six RBIs the last time the Aggies met the Gaels, had another great game, going 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs.
As a team, the Aggies went 22-for-47 (.468) at the plate with four walks.
Saint Mary's third baseman Anthony Villa and first baseman Collin Ferguson each had three hits to pace the Gaels. Shortstop Darian Ramage had a team-high three RBIs, including a two-run homer in the fourth inning.
UC Davis reliever Dan Gallagher (1-0) picked up his first win after allowing two runs on four hits in 1.1 innings with no walks and no strikeouts. Saint Mary's reliever Anthony Gonsolin (0-2) suffered the loss after giving up three runs on four hits in one inning with one walk and no strikeouts.
The Aggies jumped out to an early lead with three runs on three hits and an error in the top of the first inning. Saint Mary's answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
It was tied, 3-3, when UC Davis posted three runs in fourth inning but Saint Mary's once again answered with two runs of its own.
The Aggies' offense really came alive in fifth inning, when UC Davis took a 14-5 lead after scoring eight runs on seven hits and an error.
Logan led off with a single through the right side and he moved to second when Austin March followed with another single. After a strikeout, Lipson hit an RBI single to left center. Lipson stole second to put two runners in scoring position for Williams, who singled to second to score March. Williams then stole second as well. Lipson came home on an error by the catcher. Paul Politi drew a walk and he came around to score along with Williams when Steven Patterson doubled to right center. Lynch drew a five-pitch walk to put two runners on once again, and both he and Patterson scored when Logan, who led off the inning, ripped a double to right center. March followed with another double to scored Logan.
Saint Mary's scored five runs on five hits and two errors in the bottom of the fifth and added two more in the sixth but the Aggies never trailed in the game.
Tuesday's game was the the Aggies' final non-conference contest of the season and their last midweek game. UC Davis will close out its season-long seven-game road trip with a three-game series this weekend at Hawai'i, starting Friday. The Aggies return home next weekend to close out the season against UC Santa Barbara.
UC Davis 16, Saint Mary's 12 (May 14, 2013 at Moraga, Calif.)
UC Davis............. 300 380 110 - 16 22 2 (19-31)
Saint Mary's......... 201 252 000 - 12 19 2 (21-31)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Henderson, Spencer; Williams, Zach(5); Gallagher, Dan(5); Hennessey, Patrick(7); Cordy, Max(8) and Brann, Spencer. Saint Mary's - VALDEZ, Jacob; GONSOLIN, Anthony(4); CORTESE, Thomas(5); ANDERSON, Mark(6); DELLASERRA, David(9) and ELLISON, Trevor; MCLOUGHLIN, Ian; HEINZER, Riley.
Win-Gallagher, Dan(1-0) Loss-GONSOLIN, Anthony(0-2) T-3:40 A-101
HR SMC - RAMAGE, Darian (1).
Weather: 80 degrees sunny
Williams, Z. faced 1 batter in the 5th.