Cal Baseball Pounds San Francisco, 12-1
May 1, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Behind outstanding pitching from freshman right-hander Brian Montalbo and a 17-hit attack, Cal powered past San Francisco, 12-1, Tuesday at Benedetti Diamond. The Bears improve to 27-22 overall, while the Dons, who had won 12-straight home games, fall to 24-23.
Montalbo improved his record to 4-0 by pitching 6.0 innings with only one hit, no runs, three walks and four strikeouts. He had a no-hitter going until USF's Jason Heise got a single on a bad-hop grounder that hit the Bears shortstop Jeff Dragicevich in the head in the sixth inning. The Dons got only three hits on the day. San Francisco got its lone run on a solo home run by Jeramy Janz in the seventh inning.
Offensively, sophomore Ben Conley (4-for-5, double) and senior Rob Meyer (4-for-6, two RBI) had four hits apiece. Sophomore Brad Smith went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI and junior Carson White was 1-for-2 with a two-run double and a sacrifice fly. White has now extended his hitting streak to 18-games. Clint Hoover got Cal on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the second inning off of USF starter David Seccombe (3-3, 2.7 innings, six hits, three earned runs, two walks, one strikeout) and sophomore Brent Cook had a two-run homer in the eighth inning.
The Bears will next travel to UCLA for a three-game Pac-10 series, beginning Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Cal: Hoover, solo home in the second inning. Cook, two-run homer in the eighth inning.
San Francisco: Janz, solo home run in the seventh inning.