Cal Baseball Shuts Out Sacramento State, 5-0

April 2, 2003

BERKELEY, CA - Conor Jackson went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, and five Cal pitchers combined to shut out Sacramento State, 5-0, Wednesday at Evans Diamond. The Bears improved to 18-13 overall, while the Hornets fell to 16-15.

Jackson had a RBI double in Cal's three-run fourth inning and a two-run double in the seventh inning. The Bears' other runs came on a RBI double by James Holder and a balk by Sacramento State pitcher Chris Kinsey (2-3, 6.0 inning, three hits, two earned runs, two walks, seven strikeout) in the fourth inning.

The winning pitcher for Cal was sophomore reliever Brent Hale, who entered in the fourth inning and improved his record to 2-2 by throwing 2.0 innings with one hit, no walks and a strikeout. The other Bears who combined for the shut out and did not allow a walk to the Hornets were starter Joe Todoroff (3.0 inning, one hit, one strikeout), Matt Swanson (1.0 inning), Mike Padgett (2.0 innings, one hit, two strikeouts) and Blake Read (1.0 inning, no hits, one strikeout).

Sacramento State was limited to three hits and Cal pitchers only allowed two batters over the minimum. Bear catcher Chris Grossman also threw out two baserunners.

The Bears will next travel to UCLA for a three-game series beginning, Friday Apr. 4 at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles.

Home Runs:

Sacramento State: None.

Cal: None.

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