Teams: UC Davis vs. Santa Clara
Records: Aggies, 2-8; Broncos, 3-7
Where: Dobbins Stadium
When: Today at 2:30 p.m.
Who to watch: UC Davis has found itself a leadoff man.
A sophomore from Coronado, Calif., outfielder Daniel Cepin went 4-for-9 and scored four runs from atop the order against Portland over the weekend.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder leads UC Davis regulars with a .462 on base percentage through 26 plate appearances.
Did you know? This time last season, coach Rex Peters left the diamond having picked up a milestone win against the Broncos.
UC Davis‘ seventh-year skipper earned his 400th career victory in the form of a 12-5 win in Santa Clara on Mar. 15. The Aggies swept the season series with the Broncos last season, winning the four games by a combined score of 34-15.
Preview: What a difference a week makes.
With contests against Cal State Bakersfield and defending national champion Fresno State postponed and cancelled, respectively, due to inclement weather, the UC Davis baseball team was limited to just three games last week.
This week brings something different entirely, as the Aggies find themselves in the midst of a six-day stretch in which they’ll take the field at Dobbins Stadium five times.
“It‘s going to be a hectic week,” Peters said. “We have to take care of business on our end this week. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing or what their records are. We have some issues we need to work out.“
A once-struggling UC Davis offense started working its issues out against Portland. While the Aggies may have fallen in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, they managed double-digit hits in both games, marking the first time they’ve done so in consecutive contests this season.
Expect the Aggies‘ lineup to come to life once again this afternoon as they face a Santa Clara pitching staff that has surrendered 20 runs in its past three games, all losses.
– Adam Loberstein