Cal Baseball Loses at Hawaii-Hilo, 2-1
March 20, 2005
HILO, HI - Freshman second baseman Josh Satin hit a triple in the fourth inning and scored on Allen Craig's RBI single, but that was all of Cal's scoring as the Golden Bears fell to Hawaii-Hilo, 2-1, in the final game of a four-game series Sunday at Wong Stadium in Hilo. Cal won three-of-four games in the series on the Big Island, winning 11-4 Friday, and 2-1 and 13-10 in a doubleheader Saturday. The Bears go to 16-9 on the year and the Vulcans improve to 2-30.
A.J. Satele got Hawaii-Hilo on the board with a first-inning single off of Cal starter Joe Todoroff (3-1, 6.0 innings, six hits, two runs, one walk, five strikeouts). Sean Tamura beat out a grounder to start the game and got to second on a ground out. Satele's routine grounder bounced away from the Bears' first baseman Mike Van Winden providing Tamura the time to reach home.
Tamura was on the other end of producing a run in the second inning. Michael Higa singled to left field then stole second base. Higa then raced around third as Tamura dropped a single just inside the right field line.
John Pinasco, a junior left-hander, limited Cal to three-hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He held the Bears hitless through 3.2 innings before Satin's triple. Craig and sophomore Garrett Bussiere accounted for Cal's other two hits in the game.
The Bears will next begin Pac-10 play with a three-game series versus Washington State, beginning Thursday, Mar. 24 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.