Feb. 18, 2001
Santa Barbara, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara (3-4) couldn't quite complete a three-game sweep of visiting Santa Clara (2-8), as the Broncos edged the Gauchos 6-5 on a gray Sunday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
UCSB got down 4-0 after one and one half innings and could never catch up. A sacrifice fly by Andy Campanella in the bottom half of the second made it 4-1. In the fourth, Campanella struck again, as the Toluca Lake native's two-run single pulled the Gauchos within one. With the score 6-3 in the sixth, four singles and a fielder's choice made it 6-5 and Campanella collected his fourth ribbie on the day. That was as close as the Gauchos would come, as both teams went scoreless over the final three innings.
Gaucho starter James Garcia (1-1) surrendered six runs on seven Santa Clara hits in a five-inning outing, and was charged with the loss. Matt Moran and Jeremy Sugarman came in in relief, and combined to throw four shutout innings while limiting the Broncos to just three hits. Moran struck out five men in two and two thirds innings.
Joe Diefenderfer and Matt Queen each had two hits for the visitors. Diefenderfer (1-1) also picked up the win for Santa Clara, allowing five Gaucho runs in five and two thirds. Anthony Rea got the save, throwing three and one third shutout innings.
UCSB will be in action Wednesday, as it hosts cross-town rival Westmont in a 2:00 p.m. game at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.