SPOKANE, Washington — Though the UC Davis baseball team held one-run leads in both games, the Aggies dropped a pair of recent nonconference outings at Gonzaga.
The Bulldogs (22-26) edged UCD, 2-1, on Saturday at Patterson Baseball Complex before winning 5-2 in a Sunday finale that was shortened to six innings for the Aggies’ travel curfew.
UCD (20-27) will look to turn things around tonight when the Aggies match up with rival Sacramento State in a 7:35 p.m. contest at Raley Field.
On Saturday, UCD went up 1-0 when junior Tino Lipson — who finished 3-for-5 on the day — knocked home Spencer Henderson (2-for-4) in the top of the second inning.
The Aggies, however, did not score again, leaving seven runners in scoring position. Meanwhile, Gonzaga scored twice in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good.
Sunday’s game saw the Aggies take a 2-1 advantage in the fourth when Steven Patterson — batting for the first time in a month after suffering a foot injury — hit a ground ball with the bases loaded that forced a Bulldog throwing error.
But once again the hosts rebounded to retake the lead, then held on for the win.