Teams: UC Davis vs. Sacramento State
Records: Aggies, 2-9; Hornets, 3-7
Where: Dobbins Stadium; Hornet Field
When: Friday at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m.
Who to watch: Tyler Bremer is the choice to be UC Davis‘ new weekend starter, and on Tuesday, he showed why.
In eight innings of four-hit ball, the freshman righthander struck out 10, walked none and allowed no earned runs against Nevada.
“As a freshman, any chance you get to go out there and show what you can do, you’ve got to take it in stride and make sure you don’t leave anything out there,” Bremer said.
Bremer will take the mound again this weekend, most likely on Saturday, which is where he should stick in the Aggies‘ new-look rotation.
Did you know? The annual race for the Causeway Cup has tightened up.
After falling behind 32.5-0 to start the year, the Hornets have cut the Aggies‘ lead to 37.5-33.4. Five points will be on the line in this weekend’s series.
Preview: With 12 hits and five walks, the UC Davis offense did its best job of the season on Tuesday at getting runners on base.
It’s what the Aggies did next that determined their fate in a 2-1 loss to the Wolf Pack.
“We just didn’t have many good at-bats with guys on base,” coach Rex Peters said. “We’re not getting enough of those. We haven’t been all year.“
UC Davis will look to finish the job this weekend when it takes on its local rival. The first and third contests will be at Dobbins Stadium, while the second will take place at Hornet Field.
The Aggies swept the Hornets last season, scoring a combined 30 runs in their three wins.
Tim Wheeler leads Sac State in most offensive categories. The junior outfielder carries a .405/.522/.784 vital line and paces the team with three home runs, 11 RBI and two stolen bases.
– Michael Gehlken