UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Justin Jacome pitched into the seventh inning and Peter Maris had three hits and two RBI to lead UCSB to a 6-2 win to begin a three-game home series with UC Riverside.

The 19th ranked Gauchos improved to 25-10 on the year and 6-7 in the rugged Big West Conference.

Jacome improves to 5-1 on the year.