The Hornets baseball team scored five runs in a wild eighth inning, but the rally came up just short, 6-5, against Texas on opening day in front of 5,638 fans in Austin, Texas, Sacramento State reported.
The Hornets (0-1) tallied five runs on nine hits with no errors, while the Longhorns (1-0) posted six runs on 14 hits with two errors.
The Hornets were held scoreless on three hits through the first seven innings before rallying against a 6-0 deficit.
UCD wins baseball opener
Senior outfielder Mike Mazzara clubbed a pair of doubles and drove in three runs while Craig Lanza fired 3 2/3 scoreless relief innings to lead the host Aggies in an 8-4 win over Washington in their season opener, UC Davis reported.
Mazzara was one of four Aggies with two hits, delivering his two-baggers to left in the first and sixth innings. Right fielder John Williams, third baseman Paul Politi and designated hitter Nick Lynch each finished 2 for 5.
Aggies beat Hornets
The Sacramento State women's tennis team lost to rival UC Davis for the first time since the 2000 season 4-3 at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club, Sacramento State reported.
The Hornets (1-4, 1-0 Big Sky Conference) lost to an unranked opponent for the first time this season after meeting Arizona, Texas Tech and Washington State to open up the 2013 campaign.
USF tops UCD in tennis
Kyle Miller and Brett Bacharach earned victories in their respective singles tennis matches against USF, earning the only points for a UC Davis squad that fell 7-2 to the host Dons in Alameda, UCD reported.
USF is 3-2 this season; UC Davis fell to 4-4.
UCD wins in gymnastics
Senior Michelle Ho picked up meet titles on both uneven parallel bars and floor exercise, while senior Katie Yamamura captured the individual vault and all-around wins to lead UC Davis to a winning 194.300 team score in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's gymnastics dual meet against host Seattle Pacific, UCD reported
The Aggies improved to 8-7 for the year.
Hornets lose in Utah
Led by a pair of all-arounders who scored 39-plus, the visiting Sac State gymnastics team posted its highest score of the year (195.250) against Southern Utah, but lost the meet by less than a half-point, Sac State reported.