April 30, 2000
Fullerton , Calif. - UC Santa Barbara took advantage of the opportunities that were given to them on Sunday in their 11-7 win over the first place team in the Big West Cal State Fullerton Titans. The win brings the Gauchos within three games of the Titans with a 12-9 record in conference and 22-21 overall. The Titans fall to 15-6 in the Big West, 27-15 overall.
The Gaucho's 15 hits and 11 runs were more than their Friday and Saturday's hits and runs combined. The Gauchos also batted around twice in the game, once in the second in which they produced five runs and then again in the fourth with another four runs. They mixed in two runs in the third for a total of 11 runs.
Junior Jeff Carter led the way for the Gauchos going 4-for-6 with three RBI on the day. Dave Molidor hit a monster blast over 400 feet to dead center field to lead off the second for the Gauchos. That was Molidor's sixth home run on the season. Also adding to his home run total was Jeff Bannon with a leadoff blast to left field for his team-leading eighth on the season. Every Gaucho starter had at least one hit and seven batters scored a run.
Phil Galer started for the Gauchos and only lasted 2.2 innings and had be replaced by Peter Dyball due to soreness in his elbow. Galer allowed five hits, three runs, while striking out one batter. Dyball threw 1.1 innings giving up six hits and two runs. Once again Joe Isaacson pitched well out the pen to earn his second win of the year. Isaacson squandered seven hits and two runs over 4.2 innings, striking out three and not walking a single batter. Jim Bullard struck out the final Titan batter for his fifth save.
The Gauchos will next continue Big West competition as they travel to Las Cruces to battle the Aggies of New Mexico State this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A make-up date has been announced for Tuesday, May 9th, as the Gauchos will host Loyola Marymount at 2:00 p.m.