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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Baseball Preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. UC Riverside

Records: Aggies, 17-34 (9-12); Highlanders, 27-22 (9-12)

When: Friday at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m.

Where: Dobbins Stadium

Who to watch: Justin Andrade has been focused at the dish as of late.

The senior out of Hollister, Calif. went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a run scored in Wednesday’s contest at Saint Mary’s.

Andrade is currently second on the team with a .298 batting average. He also boasts a team-leading on base percentage of .424. The latter statistic is also good for fifth in the Big West Conference.

Did you know? Former Aggie baseball player Daniel Descalso has made headlines in the majors.

The St. Louis Cardinal infielder had a key single in extra innings of Tuesday’s win over the San Diego Padres.

Preview: The baseball season is coming to a close, and the Aggies are ready to take on the Highlanders of UC Riverside for the final series of the 2010-11 campaign.

To go out with a bang, the Aggies will need to be alive at the plate.

In yesterday’s 8-2 loss at Saint Mary’s, UC Davis was limited to just four hits, as seven runners were left on base.

Alex Dreyfuss and Kevin Grove each had a hit to accompany Andrade’s two, while Scott Heylman and Scott Lyman knocked in the only two RBI.

Junior lefty Dayne Quist started on the mound for UC Davis, giving up five runs in three innings of work.

Senior Scott Chew relieved Quist in the fourth, but couldn’t manage to put a hold on the Gaels’ bats. By the top of the sixth, Saint Mary’s had broken away with a 7-2 advantage.

The Gaels scored their final run of the contest in the bottom of the eighth frame, when third baseman Patrick Wisdom hit an RBI single through the left side for the 8-2 final.

The Aggies look ahead now to hosting the Highlanders for a three-game home series.

The Highlanders are no longer in the running for postseason play, as they sit at fifth place in the Big West standings.

UC Riverside has a team batting average of .279, led by shortstop Trevor Hairgrove’s .337.

– Grace Sprague


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