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Diamond Dons Fall to UC Davis 6-1

April 24, 2007

Final Stats

(San Francisco, CA) - The University of San Francisco fell to UC Davis 6-1 in non-conference baseball action at Benedetti Diamond on Tuesday afternoon. The Aggies (14-23) out-hit USF (21-22) 11-to-4 in the contest.

Senior LHP Cole Stipovich (1-2) threw 3.0 innings in the loss, giving up two earned runs off four hits and added a strikeout. The Berkeley native made his first career start on the mound in his 23rd appearance this season. Senior RHP John Quine gave up three earned runs in 3.0 innings of relief, off five hits, two walks, and recorded two strikeouts. The Aggies final run came at the hands of Junior LHP Matt Baugh, who gave up one earned run off one hit and a walk in an inning of work.

Aggies RHP Bryan Evans (3-4) threw 8.0 innings and struck out a career-high 10 as he effectively shut down the Dons offense. The sophomore scattered four hits and two walks in the outing.

Senior center fielder Jonnie Knoble singled in the fourth on a bunt and advanced to second on a throwing error by Aggies junior third baseman Daniel Descalso. He advanced to third on sophomore left fielder Zach Kim's sacrifice bunt, and scored on junior first baseman Mitchell Bialosky's double to left.

Knoble's hit gives him 43 for the season and 168 for his career. One more base knock and he'll be tied with Scott Cousins (2004-06) for 15th all time on the Dons hits chart. Bialosky, junior shortstop Brian Chavez, and freshman third baseman Derek Poppert added hits for the Dons. Poppert stole his first career base on the Hill Top and junior second baseman Joey Railey added his 16th.

USF returns to action this weekend when it hosts Gonzaga in a three-game West Coast Conference series at Benedetti Diamond. Game time for Friday is 3:00 PM.