Cal Baseball Outslugs Arizona, 19-13
April 21, 2001
TUCSON, AZ - Cal scored 19 runs on 18 hits on the way to a 19-13 victory over Arizona Saturday at Sancet Field in Tucson, AZ. The Bears improve to 24-19 overall and 9-8 in the Pac-10. The Wildcats fall to 27-19 overall and 6-8 in conference play. Cal won the first game of the series Friday night, 11-9, and has now scored 30 runs on 36 hits in the first two games of the series.
The Bears had jumped out to a 10-3 lead, scoring three runs in the second inning on a three-run error by Arizona third baseman Erik Torres, scoring two runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Carson White and an RBI single by Clint Hoover, and then exploding for five runs in the fifth inning. Key hits in the fifth were an RBI single by John Baker, an RBI single by White, a two-run single by Rob Meyer and an RBI double by Ben Conley.
However, the Wildcats were able to battle back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth and then tied the game, 10-10, with four runs in the sixth with the key hit coming on a bases loaded double by Brian Anderson off of Cal reliever Brian Montalbo.
Montalbo (3.7 innings, six hits, three earned runs, two walks, one strikeout) was able to settle down to improve his record to 3-0, while the Bears offense continued to shine, tallying four runs in the seventh inning and five runs in the top of the ninth. A Conor Jackson RBI single and three Arizona errors helped Cal score the four runs in the seventh and then Brian Horwitz had an RBI single and Hoover hit his fourth career grand slam in the ninth inning.
Hoover (3-for-6, grand slam, career-high five RBI), White (3-for-5, two doubles, two RBI), Jackson (3-for-6, RBI) and Baker (3-for-6, RBI) had three hits apiece for the Bears. Ernie Durazo (5-for-6, double, home run, three RBI) and Anderson (3-for-5, double, five RBI) led the Wildcats at the plate.
The Bears will next face Arizona in the third game of the three-game Pac-10 series, Sunday Apr. 22 at 1 p.m.
Cal: Hoover, grand slam in the ninth inning.
Arizona: Durazo, two-run homer in the fifth inning. Duran, solo home run in the sixth inning.