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Baseball Falls to Sacramento State

Feb. 13, 2004

Box Score

Sacramento, CA - The Saint Mary's baseball team dropped the first game of a three-game series with the Sacramento Hornets 13-5 Friday afternoon at Hornet Field in Sacramento, CA. With the loss the Gaels drop to 2-5 on the season, while Sacramento State improved to 6-3 overall.

The Gaels scored the game's first run in the first inning when Bryan Byrne drove in Mike Sansoe from second with an RBI single to center field. Sacramento State answered with a run in the bottom of the inning after an RBI double to left by junior Andy Hnilo. With two outs, junior John Acha hit a single to right center and then scored on Hnilo's drive to left. The Hornets added another run in the second when Machado, Jr., drove in junior Bret LeVier with a sacrifice fly to center.

In the bottom of the third, Sacramento State scored nine runs on five hits, two wild pitches a walk and a fielder's choice.

Saint Mary's tallied runs in the seventh and eighth innings after an RBI double by Gilbert Gil and an RBI fielder's choice by Sansoe.

Junior Ethan Katz (2-0) earned the win after allowing three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four in six innings of work. Junior Brandon Hall pitched a perfect ninth in first Hornet appearance.

Shane Day (0-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing eight runs (seven earned) on five hits while walking two and striking out one in 2.1 innings.

Sansoe, Gil and Byrne each finished with two hits to lead the Gaels.

Sacramento State and Saint Mary's will continue the three-game set on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. as the series shifts to Louis Guisto Field in Moraga. The final game of the weekend will return to Hornet Field on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m.



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