STOCKTON — The UC Davis offense exploded for 10 runs on 13 hits to lead the Aggies past Pacific on Sunday, clinching the three-game Big West Conference baseball series at Klein Family Field.
With the 10-7 victory, UCD (18-31) improved to 5-16 in league play.
Each of the top six hitters in the Aggie lineup — Tino Lipson, Spencer Henderson, Paul Politi, Steven Patterson, John Williams and Cameron Olson — had at least one hit, paced by Williams’ 3-for-5 day at the dish.
“Our offense was very good today,” said UCD head coach Matt Vaughn. “Lipson, Williams, Henderson, Politi and Olson had some huge at-bats and we were able to add on some runs late. There were some signs of improvement today and hopefully we can keep it going as we close out the season.”
Starting pitcher Evan Wolf (3-3) picked up the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings, while Craig Lanza tallied his second save of the season by pitching the final four frames.
The Aggie scoring barrage started in first inning when Henderson singled and stole second. Politi followed with an RBI single then Williams singled to push Politi to third. Finally, after Williams stole second, Olson tripled to right-center field to give UCD a 3-0 advantage.
The Tigers (13-33, 5-16) tied the game in the bottom of the first but UCD took the lead for good in the third. After a pair of singles, two consecutive Aggies were hit by a pitch to bring in a run. A balk scored another run before Tanner Bily’s sacrifice fly plated Olson. Adam Young then made it 7-3 with an RBI double.
UCD’s season-long seven-game road trip continues Tuesday with a 3 p.m. game at St. Mary’s.