Cal's David Cash Picked in the Sixth Round of the Major League Amateur Draft
June 5, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - University of California senior right-hander David Cash has been selected in the sixth round, and was the 196th pick overall, in the 2001 Major League Amateur Draft. Cash, a Pac-10 honorable mention selection this past spring, was selected by the San Francisco Giants.
Cash earned the save in Cal's 9-3 victory over Minnesota May 26 at the NCAA South Regional in Baton Rouge, LA, throwing 3.7 innings with one hit, no runs, no walks and four strikeouts. Cash finished the 2001 season 10-3 with four saves and concluded his Cal career with a 23-7 overall record with six saves. His 23 wins is fifth on the Bears career win list and his six saves is seventh on the Cal career save list. Cash is also eighth on the school's career strikeout list (198).
Other members of the 2001 Bears who were selected included senior first baseman Clint Hoover (14th round by the Houston Astros), junior left-hander Jason Dennis (14th round by the Anaheim Angels), senior right-fielder Rob Meyer (19th round by the San Francisco Giants) and junior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson (20th round by the New York Mets).
Hoover finished his Cal career fourth on the Bears all-time career RBI list (157), fifth on the career home run list (39) and eighth on the career doubles list (44). Dennis finished the 2001 season 5-3, including shutting out Stanford, 4-0, Apr. 28 and picking up the victory May 26 versus Minnesota at the NCAA Tournament (5.3 innings, seven hits, three runs, two walks and a strikeout). Meyer was outstanding in the postseason, going 6-for-12 with three home runs and seven RBI, and earning all-tournament honors. He was the Cal's leading hitter this season with a .355 average and was honorable mention All-Pac-10. Hutchinson was the Bears No. 1 starter this year, going 6-7 with a 3.85 ERA and 91 strikeouts in a team-high 114.7 innings.
Cal finished the 2001 season 34-25 (14-10 in the Pac-10) and qualified for NCAA postseason for the first time since 1995. Second-year coach David Esquer was named 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
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