Nick Leehey drilled a one-out single to attain J.D. Mico from third for a ninth-inning walk-off win and UC Davis edged visiting Hawaii 3-2 at this time in a Big West baseball recreation.
With its first convention loss after eight straight wins, UH fell to 10-7 within the league and 17-18 general. UC Davis tied the three-game sequence that concludes Sunday, and improved to 3-14 and 4-21.
The Rainbows led 2-0 after seven innings of stellar pitching from Blaze Koali’i Pontes, however relievers Cameron Hagan allowed the tying runs within the eighth and Andy Archer the successful run within the ninth. Archer (1-5) yielded three consecutive singles after hanging out the primary batter he confronted.
The Aggies’ Kaden Riccomini (1-4) pitched the ultimate six innings for the win, after Nolan Meredith began and allowed no hits in three innings.
Pontes struck out a career-high 12, together with seven in a row in seven shutout innings.
UH had no hits till Jacob Igawa began the seventh with a clear single to left and finally scored on Matt Wong’s sacrifice fly.
The Rainbows added a run within the eighth when Scotty Scott singled up the center, went to 3rd on Cole Cabrera’s single to left and scored on Aaron Ujimori’s squeeze bunt.
The Aggies tied it within the eighth on Jake Brandel’s two-run double off Hagan, who had retired the primary two batters of the inning.
Igawa doubled to begin the Hawaii ninth, and the Rainbows had the bases loaded with one out earlier than Scott grounded right into a double play.