Cal Baseball Shutout by Washington, 2-0
April 26, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - Led by a complete-game shutout by senior right-hander Shawn Kohn, Washington defeated Cal, 2-0, Friday at Evans Diamond. The Bears go to 26-20 overall and 8-8 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies improve to 18-19-1, 6-4 in conference.
Kohn was impressive, improving his season record to 9-2 by pitching 9.0 innings with three hits, one walk and two strikeouts. He was also bolstered by outstanding fielding by Washington center fielder Jay Garthwaite, who twice made diving catches with Bear runners on second base to maintain Kohn's shutout.
The Huskies got their first run in the second inning off of Cal starter Brent Hale (2-3, six hits, one run, two walks, one strikeout) on a fielder's choice RBI by Aaron Hathaway. Washington got an insurance run in the top of the ninth on a solo home run by Kyle Larson off of Jesse Ingram. Larson finished as the Huskies top hitter, going 3-for-5 with his homer.
The Bears only hits came from Justin Nelson, Jeff Dragicevich and John Baker (double). Cal's pitchers (Hale, Joe Todoroff, Ingram) did not throw bad, allowing two runs on 11 hits and forced the Huskies to leave 11 runners on base.
The Bears will play the second game of the three-game series versus Washington Saturday, Apr. 27 at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Washington: Larson, solo home run in the ninth inning.