The Sacramento State baseball team scored eight times in the sixth inning on the way to a 10-0 nonconference victory over host Saint Mary's College on Tuesday in Moraga.
The Hornets (10-6) have won eight of 10 games and have outscored UC Davis, Nevada and Saint Mary's 28-1 in consecutive Tuesday victories, Sac State reported.
Pitcher Ty Nichols (2-1) threw six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Up 2-0 through five, the Hornets put the game away with their big sixth inning. Justin Higley (Jesuit High School) hit a two-run homer, Andrew Ayers had a two-run single and Chris Lewis doubled in a run.
Higley had three hits, Will Soto (Elk Grove High) Nathan Lukes (Center), and David Del Grande each had two hits as part of a 15-hit attack against the Gaels (5-12).
Visiting Nevada scored six runs over the last three innings and defeated UC Davis 11-10 in a nonconference game at Dobbins Stadium.
The Aggies (7-10) led 9-5 thanks to a six-run sixth but were unable to hold off the Wolf Pack (11-6), UC Davis reported.
Nevada broke a 10-10 tie in the ninth when it scored on a third-strike wild pitch.
Paul Politi had four hits and two RBIs for UCD. Cameron Olson (River Valley) had two hits and three RBIs. Mike Mazzara, Steven Patterson and Kevin Barker each had three hits.
Capitals draft former junior phenomenon
The Capitals selected Taylor Townsend, 16, the world's top-ranked junior before turning pro in December, in the second round of Tuesday's World TeamTennis roster draft in Indian Wells.
In 2012, Townsend won the Australian Open junior singles and doubles titles and the Wimbledon junior doubles title. Last week, she won her first WTA Tour main-draw match, beating 57th-ranked Lucie Hradecka 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.
The Capitals used their third first-round pick to protect Mark Knowles, who returns for his 12th season. The Capitals selected women's doubles specialist Megan Moulton-Levy in the third round. They used their fourth-pick pick to bring back Ryan Sweeting for his second season with the team.
The Capitals protected Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey in last month's WTT marquee draft.
The team opens its season July 7 against Texas at Capitals Stadium in Citrus Heights.
Bee sports staff