Cal Baseball (13-8) Shutsout Pacific, 2-0
March 15, 2005
STOCKTON, CA - In a tremendous pitching performance, California right-handers Joe Todoroff and Matt Swanson nearly combined for a no-hitter, shutting out Pacific, 2-0, Tuesday night at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton. The Tigers' Anthony Jackson got an infield single on a ball chopped to Golden Bear shortstop Kyle Spraker to lead off the bottom of the ninth to spoil the no-hit bid. Cal went on to get the final three outs to improve its season record to 13-8, while Pacific falls to 10-13.
Junior right-hander Todoroff was spectacular in his first start of the 2005 season, pitching 6.3 innings with no hits, four walks and a career-high nine strikeouts to improve his season record to 3-0. Senior captain Swanson was also impressive, earning his first save of the season by throwing 2.7 innings with the one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.
Offensively, the Bears scored its first run on a RBI double by sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch, scoring freshman first baseman Mike Van Winden, who had led the game off with a walk off of Tiger starter Luke Massetti (4-2, 8.0 innings, six hits, two runs, three walks, eight strikeouts).
Cal got its second run of evening when Boesch hit a one-out double in the fourth inning, and was immediately knocked in on a RBI double by freshman second baseman Josh Satin.
The Bears will next travel to Hawaii-Hilo for a four-game series against the Vulcans, beginning Friday, Mar. 18 at 2 p.m. in Hilo.