Cal Baseball Defeats North Carolina, 7-4

March 3, 2002

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The California baseball team (11-7) won its series at North Carolina (5-5), defeating the Tar Heels, 7-4, Sunday at Boshamer Stadium. On Friday, the Bears defeated North Carolina, 4-2, in game one, before falling, 7-5, in the night cap. The third game was rained out on Saturday.

Cal had to come from behind to win the third and deciding game of the series. After trailing 4-2, the Bears exploded for five runs in the seventh inning off of two Tar Heel pitchers. The key hits for Cal came on an RBI double by sophomore designated hitter David Weiner, a two-run single by sophomore first baseman Conor Jackson, an RBI single by junior catcher John Baker and an RBI single by sophomore right fielder Brian Horwitz.

The winning pitcher for the Bears was redshirt freshman reliever Jesse Ingram (3-2), who replaced starter Matt Brown (4.7 innings, six hits, four runs, three walks, three strikeouts) in the fifth inning. Ingram threw a career-high 4.3 innings with two hits, no runs, two walks and five strikeouts.

The losing pitcher for North Carolina was reliever Carter Harrell (0.0 innings, three hits, four runs, one walk). The Tar Heels got three of their four run via home runs, with Ryan Blake hitting two solo home runs.

Jackson, Baker, Horwitz and freshman third baseman David Nicholson had two hits apiece. Sophomore shortstop Jeff Dragicevich had a two-run double in the fourth inning.

Cal will next host Georgetown, Tuesday, Mar. 5 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.

Home Runs:

Cal: None.

North Carolina: Greenberg, solo home run in the first inning. Blake, solo home run in the fourth inning. Blake, solo home run in the fifth inning.

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