Home Finale Friday As Baseball Wraps 2017

Photo Courtesy of Meghan Laurel Photography.
Photo Courtesy of Meghan Laurel Photography.

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific baseball team wraps the 2017 campaign with four games Friday through Monday, including the home finale Friday against San Francisco.

Pacific and USF will split the final series between their home venues, with Friday's 6 p.m. start at Klein Family Field in Stockton before the action moves to USF's Benedetti Diamond for Saturday and Sunday. First pitch Saturday is set for 3 p.m., while Sunday's action gets underway at 1 p.m.

On Monday, the Tigers will make up a game against UC Davis in Davis at 2 p.m. in the season finale.

The Tigers enter the final weekend at 17-32 overall, and 5-19 in West Coast Conference play. The Tigers are tied with Portland in the WCC standings for ninth, and will look to finish ahead of the Pilots if they can out-perform Portland, who face Loyola Marymount at home this weekend.

All three games of the Tigers-Dons series (as well as Portland-LMU and the entire WCC slate) can be seen on TheW.tv, the West Coast Conference online digital network.

The Dons enter the final conference series at 27-27 overall and 9-15 in WCC play. USF will celebrate senior day on Sunday, while Pacific held senior ceremonies in the Tigers last full home conference series, against Portland.

On Monday, the Tigers make-up a game with the Aggies that was postponed in February. UC Davis enters the final weekend at 18-26 overall, and 9-12 in the Big West. The Aggies face Grand Canyon over the weekend in a non-conference slate before wrapping BWC play next weekend at UC Irvine.

Pacific is coming off a win at Santa Clara on Sunday in which Tigers defeated the Broncos, 6-2.
Ricky Reynoso never saw more than five batters in an inning as he started and held Santa Clara in check for the first seven innings giving up only one earned run on six hits and punching out a season-high nine batters. James Free II went 3-for-5 with three runs batter in including his 13th and 14th home runs of the season, while Danny Mayer also tacked on a solo homer and a hit.  Matthew Tarantino and Blake Barry also recorded two hits each for the Tiger offense.  

Free leads the team in home runs with 14, and all have come in his last 31 games. In the 31 game stretch beginning March 19, Free is slugging .773 with seven doubles. He has driven in 37 while hitting .361 (43-for-119) with 11  walks and two HBP for a .418 OBP and a 1.191 OPS.  For the season, Free is up to .345 with 48 RBI and a 1.085 OPS.

In his last six appearances, Ricky Reynoso has a 2.68 ERA in 37 innings of work with 29 strikeouts. The stretch includes eight innings of a combined shutout over over Portland on April 30. Reynoso is expected to pitch Sunday against USF.