Cal Baseball Defeats Santa Clara, 11-6

April 22, 2003

BERKELEY, CA - Bolstered by a seven-run second inning and the relief pitching of sophomore Travis Talbott, the California baseball team defeated Santa Clara, 11-6, Tuesday at Evans Diamond. Cal improved to 24-19 overall, and the Broncos fell to 21-22.

The winning pitcher for the Bears was sophomore starter Joe Todoroff, who improved his record to 5-2 (3.0 innings, three hits, one run, no walks, one strikeout). Talbott earned his first collegiate save, pitching the final 3.3 innings with two hits, no runs, no walks and four strikeouts. The losing pitcher for Santa Clara was starter John Redmond (5-4), who threw 2.0 innings with eight hits, eight runs, one walk and two strikeouts.

There were several hitting stars for Cal in the second inning, with junior right fielder Brian Horwitz and sophomore first baseman James Holder hitting a two-run single and a two-run double, respectively. Matt Einspahr and David Nicholson also had RBI singles, and Conor Jackson had a bases loaded walk, in the second inning as well.

Chris Grossman, Horwitz, Jeff Dragicevich and Justin Nelson finished with two hits apiece for the Bears, with Grossman extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Scott Dierks went 3-for-5 with a double, and Jason Matteucci was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI for the Broncos.

Cal will next travel to Seattle for a three-game Pac-10 series at Washington, beginning Friday, Apr. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.

Home Runs:

Santa Clara: None.

Cal: None.

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