April 28, 2010
STOCKTON, Calif. - In a game which featured 14 different pitchers, the University of the Pacific out-slugged visiting Santa Clara University 12-7 Wednesday night in Stockton.
Pacific (25-14) avenges a 9-3 loss to the Broncos on April 6 at SCU. The Tigers had 18 singles Wednesday night and totaled 20 hits. Pacific is five wins away from 30, which would equal its best season in the past 10 years.
Santa Clara (15-23) drops to 3-10 on the road. The Broncos were coming off an upset win over No. 18 Stanford. SCU travels to play a three-game road series at Gonzaga University this weekend.
Matt Ozanne singled to lead off the game and scored on a base-hit by Tommy Medica. SCU held early leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before Pacific scored 10 times in the middle innings to build an 11-3 advantage through six.
Curtis Wagner extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Pat Stover hit two doubles. Seven Bronco pitchers were used in the exact same order they threw Monday night against Stanford. Paul Twining (0-1) who gave up three runs in the third went down as the pitcher of record.
Every Pacific batter to come to the plate registered a hit. Brian Martin went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Ben Gorang hit his first triple of the year, also finishing the night 3-for-5. Gorang drove in four. Jamie Niley (1-0) picked up the win. Niley worked three innings of mid-relief, going longer than any of the 14 pitchers who appeared on either side.