SCOMA'S 10th-INNING RBI LIFTS AGGIES PAST
MORAGA, Calif. - Junior Ryan Scoma drove in a
game-high four runs, including a single in the 10th
inning that scored Jake Jefferies, to lead UC Davis
to a 6-5 extra-inning win over Saint Mary's Tuesday
afternoon at Louis Gusto Field.
The Aggies have now won eight straight games to
improve their overall record to 14-7. The Gaels,
who were others receiving votes in the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers poll last week, fall to
13-8-1 with the loss. It was the first extra-inning
game for UC Davis this season and gave the two
teams a season split.
Scoma finished the day 3-for-5 from the plate with a
run scored, a double, a home run and a game-best
four RBIs. The transfer was only a triple shy of the
cycle. Jefferies went 3-for-4 with a double and a
game-high three runs scored to improve his
season-best hitting streak to 16 straight games. Ty
Kelly, Evan Hudson and Ryan Royster drove home
the other Aggie runs in the game.
Justin Fitzgerald shutout the Gaels through the final
1.2 innings and allowed only two hits while striking
out two batters to earn his second victory of the
Joel Staples and Ian Gordon led the Gaels
offensively with two hits and two RBIs apiece.
Anthony Aliotti, who started the game as the first
baseman and had a hit in the 10th inning, was
credited with the loss as he gave up the RBI single
Royster led off the game with his team-leading sixth
home run of the season as he sent the second pitch
of the game over the right field wall.
Saint Mary's tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of
the first off an RBI single from Kyle Jensen. The
game was delayed 15 minutes in the second inning
due to the home plate umpire suffering a
concussion from a foul ball.
After play was resumed with only two umpires, the
Gaels scored another run in the second and two
more in the third to jump ahead 4-1. Gordon
doubled in the run in the second and Staples hit a
two-run homer to account for the RBI's.
UC Davis scored three runs in the fourth inning to
tie the game and added two more in the fifth to
reclaim the lead at 6-4. Scoma drove in three of the
five runs with a two-run shot in the fourth and an
RBI-double in the fourth. Hudson singled in a run
and Kelly hit a solo homer to account for the other
Saint Mary's scored a run in the sixth inning and
another in the eighth to tie the score at 6-6. The
tying run came off an error on the shortstop with two
Matt Demspey had a single in the second inning to
extend his hitting streak to 15 games, which stands
just one behind Jefferies' season-high.
UC Davis plays its third consecutive game
tomorrow against San Francisco at 2 p.m.
UC Davis (14-7) 100 320 000 1 - 7 11 1
Saint Mary's (13-8-1)112 001 010 0 - 6 12 1
Trevor Fox, Bryan Evans (4), Andy Suiter (8), Justin
FItzgerald (9) and Jake Jefferies; Alex Schmarzo,
Taylor Reid (4), Matt McCormick (7), Anthony Aliotti
(8), and Ian Gordon and Ryan Mulligan (7). Win -
Fitzgerald (2-1) . Loss - Aliotti (1-1) . Save - None.
HITTERS: UC Davis - Ryan Royster, 1x5, HR, RBI;
Ty Kelly, 2x5, HR, RBI; Jake Jefferies, 3x4, 2B;
Evan Hudson, 1x4; Ryan Scoma, 3x5, 2B, HR, 4
RBI; Matt Demspey, 1x4. Saint Mary's - Justin Fazio,
1x3; Joel Staples, 2x4, HR, 2 RBI; Kyle Jensen,
1x4, RBI; Randy Wells, 2x5; Scott Schneider, 1x4;
Ryan Mulligan, 1x2; Brian Hawkins, 1x2; Anthony
Aliotti, 1x5; Ian Gordan, 2x3, 2 RBI.
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