May 2, 2010

Matadors Drop Series Finale to UC Davis, 16-0

May 2, 2010

Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge Matadors (22-19, 4-8 BWC) fell to the UC Davis Aggies (19-20, 4-8 BWC) Sunday afternoon, 16-0 at Matador Field. CSUN will now have four days to prepare for the start of their seven-game road trip starting on Friday at UC Santa Barbara.

The Matadors surrendered a single run in the top of the first, but looked as though they would even the score in the home half of the second inning.

Dominic D'Anna led off the frame by driving the first pitch he saw to right field for a single. Ryan Pineda then followed and hit the second pitch of the inning into left field, putting runners on first and second. Unfortunately the Matadors were unable to capitalize on the scoring opportunity. After a Nate Ring groundout advanced both runners into scoring position, UC Davis retired the next two batters in order to end the scoring threat.

In the third inning UC Davis look to extend their lead, as they had a runner on third base with only out. Matador starting pitcher, Jimmy Jolicoeur though would keep the score at 1-0, as he struckout Aggies pitcher, Scott Lyman, then retiring Paul Politi on a flyout to centerfield to end the inning.

UC Davis increased their lead starting in the fourth inning by tacking on three runs to put themselves ahead 4-0.

The Matadors attempted to answer back in their half of the fourth, as D'Anna roped a one-out double to left field. The Aggies though ended the CSUN rally by retiring the next two batters in order.

Over the next two innings, the Aggies added to their advantage by scoring four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to stretch the lead to 11-0.

In the top of the fifth, Northridge received outstanding defense from TS Reed. With runners on first and third base for the Aggies, Lyman hit a bloop shot to left field near the Matador bullpen deep into foul territory. Reed though would race over to make a sliding basket catch to end the inning.

UC Davis finished off the afternoon by tacking on a combined five runs over the final two innings en route to their victory.

Northridge reliever Billy Ott pitched well in his two innings of work, as he retired six of the seven batters he faced with one strikeout.

The Matadors will return to the diamond on the campus of UC Santa Barbara Friday, May 7, for the first of a three game series with the Gauchos. First pitch is slated for a 2 p.m. start time.

UC Davis 100 343 023 - 16 17 0

Matadors  000 000 000 - 0  3  3

Win - Lyman (3-5)   Loss - Jolicoeur (4-1)   Save- None

T - 2:53 A - 243

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