Dons deny Aggies in midweek clash

May 15, 2018

Box Score

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Junior first baseman Cameron Briggs picked up two hits, and fellow junior Ryan Anderson tallied his 10th double of the season, but five San Francisco pitchers combined for a six-hit shutout of UC Davis, lifting the Dons to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday evening at Benedetti Diamond. 

The Aggies head into their final road series of the season with a 15-32 overall record, opening a set at New Mexico this weekend beginning Friday (May 18) at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Ana Star Field. The Dons improve to 27-26 on the season and will return to Benedetti Diamond this weekend to host their final series of the regular season against Kansas State. 

Blake Hannah (2-8) suffered the loss for the Aggies, charged with two runs (one earned) on five hits over 3.1 innings of work, striking out three. Daniel Slominski (3-2) earned the win for the Dons, allowing just two hits over two innings on the mound, while Brendan Jenkins tallied his ninth save of the season after providing San Francisco with an inning of scoreless, hitless relief. 

The Aggies threatened in the visitor half of the second, loading the bases on a pair of singles from Briggs and Guillermo Salazar, and a drawn walk by Jackson O’Boy, but freshman right-hander Alex Pham got out of trouble with a strikeout to end the inning. 

The Dons broke through first, tallying two runs in the fourth on a double, a single, an error, and a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. 

Of the Aggies’ six stranded baserunners, four were left in scoring position. Freshman Joseph Myers was left on second after extending his team-high hitting streak to seven games with a single to left field in the fourth, while Anderson was stranded 90 feet from home plate after lacing a double down the left field line in the sixth--his 10th of the year. 

Singles from Nick Yovetich and Jonathan Allen tacked on another run for the Dons in the seventh, giving San Francisco a 3-0 advantage. But the fans at Benedetti Diamond would see no other scores from either squad, resutling in a 3-0 victory for the Dons. 

Briggs paced the UC Davis lineup with a pair of singles on the afternoon, logging his 10th multi-hit game of the year and extending his hitting streak to four games in the process. 

Yovetich and Puskarich each accounted for two hits to lead the Dons. 

UC Davis will complete the last three games of its eight-game stretch on the road this weekend, as the Aggies make their way to Albuquerque, New Mexico to face the Lobos. The series is scheduled to begin Friday (May 18) at 6:30 p.m. with game two beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday (May 19), followed by the finale on Sunday (May 20) at 1 p.m. 

San Francisco 3, UC Davis 0 (05/15/18 at San Francisco,Calif.)
UC Davis............ 000 000 000  -  0  6  1      (15-32)
San Francisco....... 000 200 10X  -  3 10  0      (27-26)
Pitchers: UC Davis - Hannah, Blake; Barraza, Daniel(4); Torres, Joseph(6); Erwin, Brett(6) and
O'Boy, Jackson. San Francisco - PHAM, Alex; SLOMINSKI, Daniel(3); STEELE, Joey(5);
GOODMAN, Grant(7); JENKINS, Brendan(9) and HELLAND, Riley; CAMPOS, Matt.
Win-SLOMINSKI, Daniel(3-2)  Save-JENKINS, Brendan(9)  Loss-Hannah, Blake(2-8)  T-2:40  A-125
Weather: 59 degrees

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