Feb. 17, 2001
Santa Barbara, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara (3-3) used a three-run first inning to go ahead early and never look back in a 10-3 win over visiting Santa Clara (1-8) Saturday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
Sophomore lefty Jim Bullard used UCSB's three early runs and three more in the sixth, while only allowing three runs himself in six innings, to earn his first win of the year. Bullard surrendered seven Bronco hits, striking out two and walking one. Senior Jamie Gonzales was solid in three innings of relief, giving up only one hit and walking two en route to his first save of the season. Saturday was the second straight game in which the Gauchos used only two pitchers.
Santa Clara threw five hurlers. The Gauchos knocked out starter Kellen McConnell after just a third of an inning. Dave Mallen then came on and was later charged with the loss.
Head coach Bob Brontsema's offense was led by leadoff man Jared Schumaker, who went 3-for-4 while scoring twice and driving in two runs. Number two man Mike Kolbach also scored a pair of runs, while Chad Peshke and Jeff Bannon had two RBI apiece. Dave Molidor was the only other Gaucho more than one hit, going 2-for-4.
Jack Headley, Matt Queen and Mike Balestreri each had two hits for Santa Clara. Queen also had two RBI.
The teams will play the third game of their three-game series Sunday at 1:00 p.m.