April 8, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. -
Despite a complete game from junior starting pitcher Michael Martin (3-3), the UC Santa Barbara baseball team (16-15) lost the opening game of a three-game set to UC Davis (17-12) 3-0 on Friday afternoon at Dobbins stadium. Aggie starter Dave McKae (6-1) out hurled Martin, pitching a complete game shutout for the win.
UC Davis jumped out to an early 2-0 lead as first baseman Lucas Kirby hit a two-run home run off Martin in the bottom of the first inning. It was his second of the season.
The Aggies added one more run in the bottom of the fourth inning as UCSB committed two errors to begin the inning.
Michael Martin pitched 8.0 innings and allowed five hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out six.
The shutout loss marks the first time Santa Barbara has been unable to muster at least one run this season.
These same two teams continue the series on Saturday with a single game at Dobbins Stadium. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.