UCSB Takes Game Three Over Pacific Baseball
SS Brett Sullivan turned in a two-for-four day at the plate with a double, an RBI and a run scored, but UC Santa Barbara took the rubber game of a three-game series, 7-3, over Pacific Sunday.
The Gauchos posted a three-run first inning and the extended the lead to 7-0 before Pacific tallied three in the ninth.
PH J.J. Wagner doubled and scored a run in his lone trip to the plate.
UC Santa Barbara picked up three runs on five hits in the first, as DH Robby Nesovic, CF Cameron Newell and RF Luke Swenson posted RBI singles.
RHP Mike Hager settled down after that, not surrounding a hit in the next four innings.
In the sixth, the Gauchos added a run on a double and a sacrifice fly by 3B Marc Venning.
UCSB piled on in the seventh, with three more runs. After a leadoff hit by pitch and back-to-back singles plated the first run, a sacrifice fly made it an 6-0 game. Newell added another RBI single before the Tigers finally closed out the inning.
1B/LHP Erik Lockwood pitched a scoreless eighth. He drilled UCSB SS Brandon Trinkwon with a pitch, but did not allow a hit.
In the ninth, Wagner led off the inning by crushing a double into the power alley in left, and after C Jason Taasaas reached on an error, Sullivan added a double down the right field line. PH Dallas Correa was hit by pitch, and the second run of the game came home on a double-play ball. CF Tyler Sullivan's hot shot to first couldn't be handled, but LHP Greg Mahle recorded the final out with a line-out to right.
LHP Andrew Vazquez (2-3) picked up the win, going 7.1 innings with three hits and three walks allowed
Hager (1-5) took the loss, with four earned runs allowed in six innings.
Pacific falls to 14-36 overall, 6-18 in the Big West, while UCSB moves to 31-22 overall, 14-10 in the Big West.
The Tigers are back in action on Tuesday, at Stanford.