March 26, 2001
Honolulu, HI - UC Santa Barbara (16-7) beat Wichita State (15-9) 9-4 Monday morning in the teams' first game of the University of Hawaii tournament.
The Gauchos were led by senior lefthander Rylie Ogle, who tossed his first complete game to improve to 6-1 on the season. Ogle surrendered four runs, three earned, on eight Shocker hits while walking four men and striking out seven.
Down 1-0 after two and a half innings, UCSB went up 3-1 in its half of the third when four straight Gauchos reached base and three of them came around to score. Mike Kolbach singled up the middle with one out. He moved to third on a Chad Peshke double down the right field line. Dave Molidor then took first after being hit by a pitch. Kolbach crossed the plate on a wild pitch before Tyler Von Schell walked to load the bases a second time. Jeff Bannon then drove in Peshke with a sacrifice fly. Ryan Spilborghs' subsequent single to left scored Molidor.
Wichita State added two runs in the fifth to tie the game at three-apiece, but the Gauchos then scored six unanswered runs over the next four innings to pull away. Tyler Von Schell iced the game in the eighth with a two-run home run, his tenth long ball of the season. The blast also marked Von Schell's third straight game with a homer. The Shockers added one run in the ninth to close the scoring.
UCSB will play host Hawaii tomorrow, Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m.