May 27, 2005
STOCKTON, Calif. -
Ramon Glasgow lined a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth then scored the winning run when Jason Haar's grounder was misplayed by Brandon Oliver to give Pacific a 1-0 victory over UC Davis in the first of a three-game series Friday afternoon at Billy Hebert Field.
With the loss the Aggies snap a four-game winning streak and fall to 27-27 on the season. Pacific improves to 28-28 overall.
It was a pitchers duel throughout as both starters, Dave McKae for UC Davis and Luke Massetti for Pacific, were in total control. In the final start of his Aggie career, McKae silenced the Tiger bats, limiting Pacific to eight hits on the day while striking out seven as he suffered the hard-luck loss.
The Tigers threatened in the second, putting together three hits in the frame. Two base running errors ended the rally as Justin Baum was picked off first and Will Brindza was thrown out at home trying to score from second on an infield hit.
In the ninth McKae retired the first two batters before Glasgow hit the pitch down the left field line for a double. Haar followed with a sharp grounder to short where Oliver was positioned, but the ball skidded under his glove and into center, allowing Glasgow to score the unearned run.
Pacific did have runners at third in both the fifth and seventh innings, but each time McKae worked out of trouble.
Massetti was equally impressive in his outing. He limited the Aggies to just three hits on the afternoon, striking out three, en route to his first shutout of the season. The Aggies threatened in the ninth when Oliver hit a one-out double to center but a fly out and strikeout ended the threat to keep it a scoreless game.
For the afternoon McKae threw his fourth complete game of the season but saw his record fall to 8-6.. He ended the year with a team-leading 2.43 ERA with 100 strikeouts, just the eighth Aggie pitcher ever to reach the century mark. Oliver had two hits for the Aggies while David Huffman accounted for the only other single.
Pacific was led by Glasgow and Brindza as each had two hits on the afternoon.
These same two teams continue their series with a Saturday game in Stockton. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.