MORAGA, Calif. – The Saint Mary’s baseball team nearly rallied from a nine-run deficit as the visiting UC Davis Aggies defeated Saint Mary’s 16-12 on Tuesday afternoon at Louis Guisto Field.
With the loss, Saint Mary’s drops to 21-31 while UC Davis improves to 19-31. Combined with the 16-15 UCD win in Davis this year, the two teams combined for 59 runs in two games.
Brenden Kalfus went 2-for-6 on the day, extending his hitting streak to 34 games, an NCAA season-high hitting streak this year. He is also continuing to add onto his WCC record hitting streak.
UC Davis used an eight-run fifth inning to take a 14-5 lead. SMC made things interesting by responding with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull within 14-10. The Gaels did come as close as 14-12 in the sixth, before UCD added single runs in the seventh and eighth for the final result.
The Gaels had 19 hits on the afternoon, including three each by Collin Ferguson and Anthony Villa. Darian Ramage went 2-for-4 with three RBI, including a two-run home run to deep left field, clearing the outfield home run netting.
Jacob Valdez started for the Gaels and recorded a no-decision. He went three innings and allowed three runs, none earned however. The loss went to Anthony Gonsolin (0-2) as Thomas Cortese, Mark Anderson and David Dellaserra all pitched out of the pen.
Saint Mary’s is back in action on Thursday with the first of a three game set at BYU in Provo.