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MUSTANGS EVEN SERIES WITH BIG DAYS
FROM MOREL, DORELL



DAVIS, Calif. - Brent Morel and Wes Dorrell each
drove in three runs, and Cal Poly used 17 hits and
two three-run innings to take the second game of a
Big West Conference baseball series, 10-5, in front
of a season-high 756 fans during Picnic Day on
Saturday at Dobbins Stadium. The Mustangs even
the series at one game apiece heading into
tomorrow's finale.



The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the
Aggies and drops them to 25-12 overall and 6-2 in
conference. The Mustangs improve to 16-19 overall
and 4-7 in the Big West.



"They (Cal Poly) were just better than us in all
phases of the game today," said Aggie coach Rex
Peters. "They're a good team. You can't dwell on
this loss; we'll just come out tomorrow and try to get
another victory."



Ryan Royster had his third consecutive multiple hit
game and finished with three hits and two runs
scored. Ty Kelly cranked out two doubles and drove
in a run to record his fifth straight game with at least
two hits. Jake Jefferies and Evan Hudson each had
two RBI's in the game. Hudson had two hits in his
return to the lineup while Jefferies drove in both
runs without recording a hit.



Morel and Dorrell each had three RBI's to lead the
Mustangs. Morel finished 3-for-4 with two runs
scored. Justin Schafer's older brother, Logan, had a
game-high three runs scored in the game. All nine
Cal Poly starters had a hit while six different players
recorded at least two hits. Starter Jared Eskew gave
up four runs, but earned his third victory of the
season while Derrick Saito earned his first save
with three innings of relief.



Aggie starter Brad McAtee was touched up for eight
runs, but struck out a game-high four batters in his
third loss of the season.



Cal Poly jumped out to an early three-run lead after
the first inning and never relinquished the lead.
They led 4-0 after two innings and used three runs
in the seventh and two more in the eighth to earn
the five-run victory.



The Aggies scored two runs in the third inning to cut
the lead in half at 4-2. Kelly hit his first double of the
game to bring home the first run and Jefferies
grounded out with a runner at third to score the
other.



After giving up a single run in the fifth, UC Davis
narrowed the deficit to one run, 5-4, after the fifth
with two more runs. Jefferies had a sacrifice fly and
Hudson singled in a run in the inning.



The Mustangs scored three runs in the seventh
inning off a two-run double from Dorrell and an RBI
single from Adam Melker. They added two more
runs in the eighth inning following a dropped pop
fly by the Aggie second baseman.



Hudson had another RBI single in the bottom half of
the seventh inning to account for the final UC Davis
run.



The two teams will decide the series tomorrow at
Dobbins Stadium with a 1 p.m. start. That game will
feature little league day at the ballpark.





Cal Poly (16-19, 4-7) 310 010 320 - 10 17 0
UC Davis (25-12, 6-2) 002 020 100 - 5 9 2

Jared Eskew, Derrick Saito (7) and Josh Thomas; Brad McAtee, Andy Suiter (7), Marco Grifantini (8) and Tom Briner(9). Win - Eskew (3-1). Loss - McAtee (5-3). Save - Saito (1).

HITTERS: Cal Poly - Luke Yoder, 3x5; Pat Pezet, 2x4; Logan Schafer, 2x5, RBI; Brent Morel, 3x5, 3B, 3 RBI; Wes Dorrell, 1x5, 2B, 3 RBI; Ryan Lee, 1x5; Adam Melker, 2x4, 2B, RBI; Kyle Smith, 1x5; Josh Thomas, 2x5, RBI. UC Davis - Ryan Royster, 3x4; Ty Kelly, 2x5, 2 2B, RBI; Jake Jefferies, 2 RBI; Evan Hudson, 2x4, 2 RBI; Ryan Scoma, 1x4; Matt Dempsey, 1x4.

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