Cal Baseball Shutsout UC Irvine, 2-0

March 16, 2003

BERKELEY, CA - Behind strong pitching from sophomore starter Kyle Crist and sophomore reliever Jesse Ingram, the Cal baseball team shutout UC Irvine, 2-0, Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears captured the three-game series, 2-1, and improved to 13-9 overall, while the Anteaters fell to 9-14. Cal had won the first game of the series, 8-7 in 12 innings Friday and lost, 9-3, Saturday.

The Bears were paced by Crist, who evened his record to 1-1 by pitching 6.0 innings with two hits, no walks and four strikeouts. Ingram earned his fourth save of the year throwing the final 3.0 innings with two hits, two walks and a strikeout.

Cal's two runs came early in the game off of UC Irvine starter Michael Koehler (1-2, 4.0 innings, three hits, two runs, three walks, two strikeouts). Junior right fielder Brian Horwitz had a RBI single in the first inning, scoring freshman Allen Craig, who had led-off the inning with a single to center. The Bears tacked on their second run in the third inning on junior catcher Chris Grossman's RBI double down the right field line, again scoring Craig, who had led off the inning with a walk.

The Bears will next travel to Saint Mary's Tuesday, Mar. 18 at 2 p.m., before hosting Washington State in a three-game Pac-10 series, beginning Friday, Mar. 21 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond. The game times for the other two WSU-Cal contests are 1 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 22 and noon, Sunday, Mar. 23 (game time was changed from 1 p.m. to 12 p.m.).

Home Runs:

UC Irvine: None.

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