Ozanne, Broncos Rally for 8-6 Comeback Victory

May 5, 2010

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Freshman Drew Ozanne hit a two-run triple in the eighth inning as Santa Clara University overcame a six-run deficit on its home field to beat UC Davis 8-6 at Stephen Schott Stadium Wednesday night.

Santa Clara (19-24) trailed 6-0 after four innings but had nine of its 11 hits in the later stages to rally for the win. Ozanne's go-ahead three-bagger brought home Ryan Rieger and Patrick Terry, who had both singled off Aggie closer Matthew Lewis to put Santa Clara in position to take the lead.

"We haven't comeback to win for a while now," said Santa Clara head coach Mark O'Brien. "This was a good win for us. Our guys were focused and determined not to let us go quietly."

Ozanne went 2-for-3, doubling and scoring in the fifth, then hitting his first career triple in the eighth. Pat Stover also doubled, Lucas Herbst had three singles and Terry scored twice and collected two hits.

Four Bronco relievers combined to keep UC Davis (19-21) off the scoreboard after Scott Lyman hit a two-RBI double to centerfield in the fourth. Steve Kalush struck out three in two scoreless innings and Alex Rivers (5-6) pitched a flawless top of the eighth to pick up the win.

Santa Clara is playing 10 games in 11 days. The Broncos will host Pepperdine University Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. - a game that was originally rained out on April 11. Then Bay Area rival USF visits Stephen Schott Stadium this weekend for a three-game series which begins Friday night at 7 p.m.

GAME NOTES: Drew's twin brother OF Matt Ozanne (.375 BA) did not play Wednesday as he recovers from an illness which has affected a number of SCU players and coaches... 1B Curtis Wagner (.399 BA) - who entered the week as the WCC's batting leader - extended his hit streak to 15 games with a single in the sixth inning... C Geoff Klein (.331 BA) is just one hit shy of reaching 200 for his SCU career - Klein is on pace to finish his career as one of SCU's all-time leaders in hits, RBI, doubles and batting average... Sunday's game will be `Senior Day' at Stephen Schott Stadium... live video (without play-by-play) will be available for Thursday's game on SantaClaraBroncos.com, with video and play-by-play being offered throughout the weekend.