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Friday, April 12, 2024

This week in sports


UC Davis athletics from May 9 to May 15

Baseball (16-29)

UC Davis at Sacramento State (W, 7-1)

UC Davis at CSUN (L, 5-4)

UC Davis at CSUN (L, 11-8)

UC Davis at CSUN (L, 4-2)

UC Davis won against Sacramento State 7-1 on May 10. This is the first time the Aggies have won on the Hornet’s home field since 2010. Freshman catcher Logan Denholm hit a home run in the game, his third for the season. Junior right hander Justin Mullins struck out six while pitching for six innings.

The Aggies fell to the CSUN Matadors 5-4 on May 13. Senior outfielder Cameron Olson hit a home run in the game along with Denholm, breaking the 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, but the Matadors were able to rally in their half of the seventh and score three to take the win from the Aggies. UC Davis left 13 runners on base and eight of those were in scoring position.

The next day, UC Davis scored eight runs in the final four innings but could not catch the Matadors, who won the game with 11 total runs. With that, the Matadors won their first series against the Aggies since 2013. Senior outfielder Tanner Bily had five hits, an RBI and scored a run for the Aggies.

The Aggies fell to the Matadors 4-2 on May 15. After a single by senior left handed pitcher Spencer Henderson in the sixth inning, Olson was hit by a pitch and Denholm had a walk to try to get the Aggies on the board where they were able to cut the lead in half.  The Aggies were able to get runners on base in the last two innings but unable to get the tying run in. UC Davis plays at Stanford on May 17 at 5:30 p.m.  

Softball (15-35)

UC Davis at CSUN (L, 6-5)

UC Davis at CSUN (L, 3-1)

UC Davis at CSUN (L, 4-3)

The Aggies were able to pull within one point of the Matadors thanks to sophomore infielder  Ashley Lotoszynski’s double that scored a run. CSUN was able to get the final out of the game with an Aggie in scoring position, and the Matadors won 6-5.

In the second game of the afternoon, UC Davis scored a run in the first inning, and CSUN retaliated with two runs in the first and one in the second. No more runs were scored as the pitchers battled it out with neither giving way.  Both pitchers combined only allowed three hits after the third inning. The game closed out with a 3-1 CSUN victory.

The Aggies fell in the last game against the Matadors 4-3. Lotoszynski had a three run homer in the top of the fourth inning. In the next inning, a wild pitch gave CSUN the opportunity to tie the game. The Matadors broke the tie in the sixth inning with two doubles, allowing the winning run to score.

Track and Field

Big West Track and Field Championships

Day One

Senior distance runner Erika Barr won the 3000-meter steeplechase and the Aggie women earned first place on the first day of the Big West Track and Field Championship. Senior distance runner Trevor Halsted won in the 10,000 and freshman jumper Kyle Clancy won in the high jump to lift the men into second place. The Aggie women led with 62.5 points while the men had 57 points, just behind Cal Poly with 65.

Day Two

Junior distance runner Raina Goins won the 800-meter run, helping the Aggie women to win their fourth Big West Track and Field Championship in the past five years. The Aggie women scored 135.5 points to win the title over UC Santa Barbara, who came in second with 118.5 points. The Aggie men scored 113 points and won fourth place with one point separating them from Cal Poly in third place.

Written by Lindsay Yim – sports@theaggie.org


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