Cal Baseball Wins at Kansas State, 6-4
May 12, 2001
MANHATTAN, KS - Bolstered by the hitting of freshman Conor Jackson and senior Clint Hoover, and the pitching of junior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson, Cal won at Kansas State, 6-4, Saturday at Frank Myers Field in Manhattan, KS. The Bears improved to 32-23 overall and the Wildcats fall to 25-27.
Freshman third baseman Conor Jackson was outstanding as he went a career-high 4-for-5 with a solo home run in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Hoover, Cal's senior first baseman, was nearly as impressive as he went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
The winning pitcher for Bears was Hutchinson, who improved his record to 6-6, pitching 7.0 innings with six hits, two runs, one walk and four strikeouts. Senior David Cash earned his fourth save of the year, pitching the final two innings (four hits, two runs, one walk, three strikeouts).
The losing pitcher for Kansas State was starter Luke Robertson (7-6, 6.7 innings, 10 hits, six runs, no walks, three strikeouts). The Wildcats got within two runs in the bottom of the ninth on a two-run homer by Pat Maloney, on a ball that was close to being foul.
Cal will conclude the 2001 regular season May 13 at 1 p.m. at Kansas State.
Cal: Jackson, solo home run in the fourth inning. Jackson, two-run homer in the fifth inning. Hoover, two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Kansas State: Maloney, two-run homer in the ninth inning.