Conor Jackson's Grand Slam Defeats Georgetown, 6-5, In 10 Innings
March 5, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - Sophomore first baseman Conor Jackson hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Cal to a come from behind 6-5 victory over Georgetown Tuesday at Evans Diamond. The Bears, who have won eight of their last nine games, improve to 12-7, while the Hoyas fall to 4-10.
Jackson's blast over the left field fence was his second grand slam of the year and it highlighted a contest in which Cal had to come from behind twice to win. The Bears were down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning when junior catcher John Baker hit an RBI double and freshman Matt Einspahr had a key two-out RBI single to tie the game, 2-2.
Georgetown responded by scoring three runs in the top of the 10th inning off of Cal relievers Arthur Gross, Blake Read and Matt Payne (wild pitch). But Cal was able to win the game when Hoya relievers Kevin Galvin, Michael Halloran and Sean Cox combining to walk the first three batters before Cox gave up the grand slam to Jackson.
The winning pitcher for the Bears was Payne (1-0, 0.7 innings, no hits, no runs), while Cox (0-2, 0.0 innings, one hit, one run) took the defeat for Georgetown.
Baker (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) and senior second baseman Carson White (2-for-4) had two hits apiece for Cal. Ron Cano, Carlos Gazitua, Michael Lombardi and Bill Quinn each had two hits for the Hoyas.
Cal will next host No. 1 ranked Stanford in a three-game series, beginning Friday Mar. 8 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Cal: C. Jackson, grand slam home run in the 10th inning.
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