Feb. 9, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University (3-2) baseball team had the tables turned on them from a day earlier, as the Guachos from UC Santa Barbara (3-3) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the Broncos 12-2 Saturday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium.
One day after Santa Clara scored 12 times on 17 hits, they were limited to only two runs on four hits, three of which came from senior rightfielder Joey Gomes.
James Dayley started the game for the Gauchos and threw six full innings in which he allowed only one earned run on four hits. Sean Thompson and Matt Moran finished the game for UCSB, not allowing a hit in the nine batters they faced.
Second baseman Chris Malec led the offensive charge for UC Santa Barbara, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run and six runs batted in. Kevin Miller finished with a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate to go along with two runs batted in.
Chad Fillinger took the loss for the Broncos, throwing 4 1/3 innings of work in which he allowed six runs on nine hits. Three of the runs allowed were unearned, as an A.J. LaBarbera two-out error proved costly in the three-run third inning.
Jack Headley was the only other Bronco besides Gomes to get a hit on the day, finishing 1-for-2 with one run scored and one run batted in.
The two teams will play the rubber match of the series tomorrow afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.