STILLWATER, Okla. — After a pair of losses to open its weekend series at Oklahoma State, the UC Davis baseball team bounced back to take the finale in exciting fashion, snapping the Cowboys’ seven-game winning streak in the process.
Catcher Spencer Brann doubled home Austin Logan with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday, capping a two-run frame for the Aggies and putting them in position for a 4-3 victory at Reynolds Stadium.
UCD (6-6) had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning on an infield groundout, but Oklahoma State (9-2) answered with two runs in the bottom half, capitalizing on two hits and two errors.
The Aggies, however, put together their winning rally in the ninth when outfielder Mike Mazzara led off with a single to right-center field , then moved to third on Logan’s one-out double. Second baseman Steven Patterson’s groundout to the right side brought home Mazzara before Brann’s double down the right field line plated Logan with the eventual winning run.
The Cowboys got a pair of base runners in the bottom of the ninth, but UCD reliever Max Cordy, who got the win to improve to 2-1, kept them scoreless.
Aggie starter Evan Wolf also pitched well, allowing just four hits and one earned run in five innings of work.
UCD had eight hits in the game, with Mazzara and Nick Lynch posting two each. Seth Batty led off the contest with a double and scored the locals’ first run.
The Aggies will return home to face rival Sacramento State on Tuesday, with first pitch at Dobbins Stadium set for 2:30 p.m.