Cal Baseball Blanked by No. 3 Stanford, 8-0
April 29, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - Led by the pitching of junior left-hander Mike Gosling and a six-run seventh inning, No. 3 Stanford blanked Cal, 8-0, Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears fall to 26-22 overall and 11-10 in the Pac-10, while the Cardinal improve to 34-12, 12-6 in conference. Cal still captured the series, upsetting Stanford, 7-4, Friday and 4-0 Saturday.
It was the first time the Bears had won a conference series from the Cardinal since the 1993 season (May 7-9, 1993).
Gosling was outstanding as he improved his record to 5-0, pitching a complete-game with four hits, no runs, one walk and 10 strikeouts. Stanford had held a slim 1-0 lead after scoring a run in the fourth inning on an RBI double by designated hitter Jonny Ash. The Cardinal then broke open the tight game when they exploded for six runs off of Cal starter David Cash (8-3, 6.7 innings, eight hits, six runs, two hits, four strikeouts). Cash was an out away from getting out of a bases loaded situation in the seventh, but Sam Fuld had a key two-run single up the middle and another run scored on a throwing error by Bear third baseman Conor Jackson. Stanford then added three more runs on an RBI single by Chris O'Riordan, an RBI double by Ryan Garko and an RBI single by Jason Cooper.
The Cardinal added another run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Andy Topham.
Four different players got hits for Cal, Jackson, John Baker, Clint Hoover (double) and Carson White. White extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Top hitter for the Stanford was Carlos Quentin (3-for-5), and Fuld, O'Riordan, Ash and Scott Dragicevich had two hits apiece for the Cardinal.
The Bears will next travel to San Francisco, Tuesday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Benedetti Diamond. Cal then travels to UCLA for a three-game Pac-10 series, beginning Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.