UCSB wins fourth straight to complete 6-3 homestand in baseball

Gauchos score three in 5th and three more in 6th to rout St. Mary's

Mike Klan, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Sports Director, mklan@keyt.com
POSTED: 07:34 PM PST Mar 04, 2013 
UCSB Baseball completes 6-3 homestand with win over St. Mary's
UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Luke Swenson's two-run double in the fifth inning opened up the flood gates in a 10-1 UCSB victory over St. Mary's. The Gauchos are riding a four-game winning streak as they complete a 6-3 homestand.

Swenson's opposite field double scored Brandon Trinkwon and Tyler Kuresa to snap a 1-1 tie. Swenson, who took third on an error by the left fielder, scored on a perfect squeeze bunt by Ryan Clark putting UCSB up 4-1.

The Gauchos scored three more in the sixth inning on a bases-loaded double by Kuresa. That was more than enough run support for freshman Kenny Chapman who worked six innings of three-hit ball allowing just one run.

UCSB is now 8-4 on the year and will play a three-game series at the University of Texas beginning Friday.