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FOSTER'S WALK-OFF SINGLE GIVES AGGIES
CAUSEWAY SWEEP OVER HORNETS



DAVIS, Calif. - Redshirt freshman third baseman
Rikki Foster hit a walk-off single to cap a three-run
ninth inning and helped UC Davis defeat
Sacramento State, 8-7, in a Causeway Cup
baseball game at Dobbins Stadium Tuesday
afternoon. The win gives the Aggies a three-game
sweep over the Hornets in the annual Causeway
series.



UC Davis has won its last three games and
improves to 24-11 overall while Sac State drops its
second straight to fall to 15-18. The Aggies have
now won six consecutive games over the Hornets
dating back to last season.



The Aggies scored three runs in the ninth inning to
erase a two-run deficit and finish with only their
second lead of the game. Ty Kelly and Jake
Jefferies opened the inning with back-to-back
singles and Ryan Scoma walked to load the bases.
Kyle Mihaylo walked to bring home the first run and
pinch hitter Evan Hudson singled to tie the score.
Foster hit a single down the right field line to drive
home the winning run in pinch runner Daniel
Cepin.



"We just never gave up and we finally got some
quality at bats in the ninth inning," said Aggie coach
Rex Peters.



Jeremy McChesney recorded the final out in the
ninth inning to earn his second victory of the
season. Tommy Elrod gave up the final two Aggie
runs to get his second loss.



Scoma was the offensive leader for UC Davis as he
finished a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate with a team-
high three RBI's, a double and two walks. Kelly
recorded his third multiple hit game with three hits
to go with an RBI and a game-high three runs
scored. Ryan Royster, who wore No. 42 in honor of
Jackie Robinson Day, scored two runs.



The Aggies' only other lead came in the first inning
off an RBI single from Scoma. The Hornets tied the
game with a run in the second and scored three
more in the third to take their biggest lead of the
game. David Flores hit a two-run homer in the big
third inning.



UC Davis scored single runs in the third and fifth
innings to cut the lead to one, 4-3. Scoma had the
RBI in the third and Kelly scored in the fifth off a
throwing error on the Hornet pitcher.



The two teams traded single runs in the seventh
inning before Sac State took another two-run lead
with two runs in the eighth. Flores hit another two-
run shot to right field to give the Hornets a 7-5 lead
heading into the ninth. Scoma tallied his third RBI
of the game in the seventh.



The Aggies play their third conference series of the
year starting Friday as they welcome Cal Poly to
Dobbins Stadium. Fist pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.

Sacramento State (15-18) 013 000 120 - 7 12 4
UC Davis (24-11) 101 010 113 - 8 14 1

Nick Buchta, Mike Weiss (5), Trevor Paine (7), Brandon Sandoval (8), Tommy Elrod (9) and Travis Kirkman; Trevor Fox, Jeff Reekers (5), Andy Suiter (6), Marco Grifantini (8), Colin McCusker (9), Jeremy McChesney (9) and Jake Jefferies. Win - McChesney (2-1). Loss - Elrod (0-2). Save - None.

HITTERS: Sac State - Taylor Watanabe, 1x5, 2B; Ryan Blair, 2x4, 3B, RBI; David Flores, 2x5, 2 HR, 4 RBI; Tim Wheeler, 4x5, 2B; Jeff Roth, 1x3, RBI; Derrick Chung, 2x4, 2B, RBI. UC Davis - Ryan Royster, 2x5; Ty Kelly, 3x5, RBI; Jake Jefferies, 2x5; Ryan Scoma, 3x3, 2B, 3 RBI; Kyle Mihaylo, RBI; Kevin James, 1x4; Evan Hudson, 1x1, RBI; Rikki Foster, 2x4, RBI.

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