Cal Baseball Tops San Francisco, 2-1, in 10 innings.
April 3, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - Junior second baseman Carson White hit a lead-off homer to left-center field off of USF reliever Kevin Rose in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Cal to a 2-1 victory over the Dons Tuesday at Evans Diamond. The Bears improve to 19-14 on the season, while San Francisco falls to 14-16.
White has now hit three home runs in the last two games as he had two home runs Apr. 1 at Washington in Cal's 16-7 victory in Seattle.
The Bears tallied a run in the third when senior Rob Meyer led off the inning with a single and later scored when John Baker hit into a double play. The Dons tied the game, 1-1, on a fielder's choice RBI by Taggart Bozied in the seventh inning.
The winning pitcher for Cal was senior reliever Ryan Lubner, who won his first game as a Golden Bear, pitching the final 3.0 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and two strikeouts. Cal also received strong efforts from freshman starter James Holder (4.0 innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, two strikeouts) and freshman reliever Blake Read (3.0 innings, four hits, one unearned run, two walks, one strikeout).
The Dons were also strong on the mound, with starter David Seccombe (5.0 innings, two hits, one run, four walks, one strikeout) and Chris Thogersen (3.0 innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts) limiting Cal to three hits. USF did leave 11 runners on base.
Meyer finished the game with two of the Bears four hits, while Nick Cirbo and Steve Booth had two hits apiece for San Francisco.
Cal will next travel to Oregon State for a three-game series, beginning Friday, Apr. 6 at 2 p.m. at Goss Stadium/Coleman Field in Corvallis, OR.
San Francisco: None
Cal: White, solo home run in the 10th inning.