Cal Baseball Defeats Washington, 5-2
March 31, 2001
SEATTLE, WA - Led by the pitching of junior left-hander Jason Dennis and the hitting of sophomore designated hitter John Baker, Cal defeated Washington, 5-2, Saturday at Husky Ballpark. The Bears improve to 17-14 on the season and 4-4 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies fall to 14-9 and 2-6 in conference. Cal had defeated Washington, 8-6, Friday night and now has a 2-0 lead in the series.
The Bears scored two runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Baker and a throwing error by Husky third baseman Michael Done. Cal added three more runs in the fifth inning off of UW starter Zack Daniels (2-1, 4.7 innings, five hits, five runs, three earned runs, five walks, one strikeout). Baker led off the fifth with a single and later scored on an RBI single by senior Clint Hoover. Hoover eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by junior Carson White and senior Rob Meyer added an RBI single, scoring freshman Spencer Wyman.
Meanwhile, Dennis was solid, pitching 7.0 innings with six hits, two runs, no walks and four strikeouts to improve his record to 3-1. Freshman Matt Brown earned his sixth save of the year and second of the series, pitching the final two outs of the bottom of the ninth, giving up a hit to load the bases, but striking out Bryan Johnson and John Otness to end the game.
Baker and Meyer had two hits apiece for the Bears. Cal freshman third baseman Conor Jackson had a single in the ninth inning and extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
Cal will next face Washington in the third game of the three-game series Sunday, Apr. 1 at 1 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.