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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Baseball preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. Fresno State

Records: Aggies, 4-17; Bulldogs, 13-11

Where: Beiden FieldFresno, Calif.

When: Today at 6:05 p.m.

Who to watch: Tony Bongiovanni returned to the Aggies lineup with authority last weekend against Pacific.

The redshirt freshman outfielder hit home runs in both of his weekend starts on Saturday and Sunday, going a combined 3-for-4 with three runs, three RBI and a walk.

Saturday’s start was Bongiovanni’s first since Mar. 14.

Did you know? UC Davis is 4-0 on April Fool’s Day over the past four years.

Preview: The Aggies weren’t going to be picky.

It didn’t matter in what fashion their losing streak was snapped; it just needed to be done.

As it would turn out, they couldn’t have done it in better style.

UC Davis ended its six-game losing streak by routing the defending national champion yesterday at Dobbins Stadium, using a five-run fourth and a combined four-hitter from Dayne Quist and Scott Heinig to upset Fresno State 11-3.

Quist allowed three hits and two earned runs in seven innings while striking out six to earn the win.

On offense, five Aggies had multiple hits, led by Jared Thompson. Batting cleanup, Thompson was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI.

One of Thompson’s two doubles came in the high-scoring fourth. He added an RBI single the next inning as part of a three-run fifth.

Today, UC Davis travels down to Fresno looking for more.

The Bulldogs are led offensively by Tom Medonca. The junior third baseman entered the week ranked sixth in the country with 11 home runs. Batting .333 on the season, Modonca went 1-for-3 yesterday and knocked in his team-leading 31st and 32nd RBI.

 

Michael Gehlken

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