Trevor Podratz's game-tying triple sparked a seventh-inning rally and the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warrior baseball team topped UC Davis 2-1 in their Big West Conference series opener on Friday afternoon at Dobbins Field.
Aggie pitcher Harry Stanwyck held the 'Bows in check through six and two-thirds innings before Austin Wobrock (2-4, 1 R) prolonged the inning with a base hit. Podratz (1 H, 1 R, 1 RBI) then drove home Wobrock on his gapper to right field before scoring from third on Stephen Ventimilia's slow rolling infield hit.
Ventimilia had a monster day for the 'Bows (20-28, 4-15 Big West), batting 3-4 with two stolen bases and the game-winning RBI in the seventh.
Matt Cooper (5-5) earned the win in another impressive performance on the mound. He allowed one run and posted seven strikeouts while scattering seven hits over seven and two-thirds innings. Steven Patterson's run-scoring base hit in the first inning was all the Aggies mustered off the right hander who kept his ERA at a paltry 1.64.
Scott Squier came on with two outs in the eighth inning and pitched the rest of the way to earn his first save of the season.
Stanwyck (3-7) tossed a complete game in the loss, giving up two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts. Patterson led the Aggies (21-28, 5-14 Big West) with three hits and one RBI.
UC Davis scored in the first inning, a lead that held until Podratz's big extra-base hit in the seventh inning. Seth Batty (2 H, 1 R) led off the game with a base hit before making his way to third with two outs. Patterson then drove a Cooper pitch through the right side of the infield to score Batty for the early lead.