April 13, 2001
Northridge, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara (26-10, 1-1) couldn't find enough offense to stay with Cal State Northridge (24-14, 2-3) Friday afternoon, losing 18-5.
Senior lefthander Rylie Ogle (8-2) ran into trouble early, giving up a grand slam in the five-run Cal State Northridge first inning. Two more Matador runs in the fourth made it 7-0 before the UCSB bats woke up in the sixth.
Andy Campanella led off the inning with a walk, followed by a Jared Schumaker walk to put two men on. Both men then advanced two bases when Ryan Spilborghs reached on a bunt single and the Northridge pitcher threw the ball away down the right field line. Chad Peshke then walked to load the bases for Dave Molidor. The Santa Rosa native then connected on a grand slam to left, his seventh home run of the season and the Gauchos' second slam of the season.
Cal State Northridge came back with a run in the bottom of the sixth and ten in the eighth, all earned, to pull away and earn the Big West Conference victory.
The teams will play the third game of the series tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.