Cal Baseball Shutout at North Carolina, 4-0
March 13, 2004
CHAPEL HILL, NC - The California baseball team was shut out for the second game in a row as North Carolina junior right-hander Garry Bakker allowed just four hits over seven shutout innings to lead the Tar Heels (12-3) to a 4-0 victory over the Golden Bears (10-14) Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. North Carolina, which has won eight games in a row and is 12-0 at home, defeated Cal, 1-0, on Friday.
Bakker (2-1) pitched 7.0 innings with four hits, two walks and six strikeouts. At the plate, the Tar Heels were led by junior shortstop Greg Mangum who went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Just like Friday's game, North Carolina scored its first run on a RBI groundout by junior right fielder Marshall Hubbard in the third inning. Mangum walked to start the rally and took third on a single through the right side by Jay Cox. Mangum then scored on Hubbard's grounder to second.
Bakker faced the minimum through three innings and did not allow a hit until Cal's sophomore first baseman Allen Craig singled through the left side to lead off the fourth inning. Following Craig's single, the Bears loaded the bases with no outs, but Bakker struck out the next two batters to get out of the jam.
Highlighted by a two-run single from Chris Iannetta, the Tar Heels scored three runs in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 4-0. After singles by Mangum and Cox, Iannetta blooped a single into left center to plate both runners. Iannetta later scored on a RBI single down the right field line by third baseman Justin Webb.
Cal starter Mike Padgett (1-3) worked five innings and allowed four earned runs on nine hits and three walks. Senior Blake Read came on in relief to start the sixth inning and junior Matt Swanson worked the eighth inning. Craig and center fielder David Weiner (2-for-4 with a double) each had two hits for the Bears.
The series finale is set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
North Carolina: None