AGGIES CLAIM CAUSEWAY CUP WIN OVER SAC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Ty Kelly, Jake Jefferies and
Scott Heylman each drove in two runs and UC
Davis used a four-run eighth inning to defeat
Sacramento State, 10-5, in a Causeway Cup
baseball game at Hornet Field Tuesday
The Aggies have now won four straight games and
12 of their last 13 to improve to 18-8 overall. The
loss snaps the Hornets' five-game winning streak
and drops them to 10-15 overall. This marks the fifth
straight game the Aggies have won against the
"They're our crosstown rival, and you always want
to get the win," said Aggie coach Rex Peters.
"Having had success against them in the past also
gives us confidence coming into the game. Our
pitching depth came through today and helped us
get the win."
With the score tied at 4-4 through the seventh
inning, UC Davis scored four runs in the eighth to
claim the lead for good. Jefferies highlighted the big
inning with a two-run single to right field.
All nine Aggie starters recorded at least one hit in
the game and five different batters had multiple hits.
Kelly, Jefferies and Heylman each had two RBI's to
pace the Aggies' offense. Kelly and Heylman each
finished with two hits and scored two runs. Heylman
also had a double.
Ryan Royster, Kyle Mihaylo and Evan Hudson
accounted for the other Aggie RBI's. Royster had a
game-high three hits and scored a run while
Hudson had two hits and a run scored.
Andy Suiter earned his first collegiate victory with
two strikeouts in 1.1 innings while Justin Fitzgerald
recorded his team-leading fifth save of the season
by shutting out the Hornets through the final 1.1
innings. The Aggies threw a total of five pitchers in
David Flores was a triple away from the cycle for
Sac State as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a
two-run homer. A total of six Hornets pitched in the
game. Ryan Magee gave up four runs in the eighth
inning to get the loss.
UC Davis jumped out to a 2-0 lead after scoring
single runs in the second and third innings. The
Aggies' first run came off a Mihaylo single to score
Hudson from third base. Hudson reached base on
an error by the shortstop to start the inning. The
next Aggie run was also unearned. Kelly was
walked to open the second inning and scored the
run on a balk and two wild pitches.
Sac State tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of third
inning. They took the lead in the fifth inning off
Flores' two-run shot to left field.
The Hornet lead did not last long as the Aggies tied
the game at 4-4 in the sixth inning. The Aggies
started the inning with a double from James, a
single from Matt Dempsey and an RBI single from
Heylman. Kelly drove home Dempsey two at bats
later to cap the scoring.
UC Davis jumped out to its biggest lead of the
game with a four-run eighth inning. With the bases
loaded, Kelly was walked to bring in the first run.
Jefferies singled to right field to drive in two more
and the final run was scored off a Hudson single to
After allowing a run in the bottom of the eighth, UC
Davis tacked on two more runs in the ninth off
Heylman's double to center field. Fitzgerald pitched
a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the victory.
The game featured a combined eight wild pitches.
The Hornets also committed four errors and hit four
UC Davis will travel to Pullman, Wash. this
weekend for a four-game series with Washington
State. The first game on Friday will begin at 5:30
UC Davis (18-8) 011 002 042 - 10 15
Sacramento State (10-15) 002 020 010 - 5 12 4
Jeff Reekers, Jeremy McChesney (5), Andy Suiter
(7), Bryan Evans (8), Justin Fitzgerald (8) and Jake
Jefferies; Tommy Elrod, Mike Weiss (3), Eric
Fregosi (5), Trevor Paine (7), Ryan Magee (8),
Doug Stinson (8) and Brent Hottman. Win - Suiter
(1-0). Loss - Magee (0-1). Save - Fitzgerald (5).
HITTERS: UC Davis - Ryan Royster, 3x5, RBI; Ty
Kelly, 2x3, 2 RBI; Jake Jefferies, 1x5, 2 RBI; Evan
Hudson, 2x3, RBI; Ryan Scoma, 1x4; Kyle Mihaylo,
1x4; Kevin James, 1x5, 2B; Matt Dempsey, 2x5;
Scott Heylman, 2x4, 2B, 2 RBI. Sac State - Hunter
Martinez, RBI; Ryan Blair, 1x5, RBI; David Flores,
3x5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI; Gabe Jacobo, 2x4; Tim
Wheeler, 1x5; Wes Oberlin, 1x4; Derrick Chung,
2x4; Brent Hottman, 2x4, 2B, RBI.
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