Cal Baseball Falls at No. 18 Oregon State, 11-1
April 1, 2005
CORVALLIS, OR - The California baseball team was only trailing No. 18-ranked Oregon State, 2-0, entering the sixth inning, but then gave up four runs in the sixth and five runs in the seventh on the way to a 11-1 loss Friday night at Goss Stadium in Corvallis. The Golden Bears, who lost their first Pac-10 game of the season, fell to 20-10 and 3-1 in conference, while the Beavers improve to 22-4 and 1-0 in league.
The losing pitcher for Cal was senior right-hander Eric Dworkis (3-4), who pitched 5.7 innings with 10 hits, six runs and four walks. The Bears got their lone run in the seventh inning when freshman first baseman Mike Van Winden hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring freshman shortstop Kyle Spraker.
Cal was stifled by OSU starter Dallas Buck, who threw 7.0 innings with four hits, one run, three walks and seven strikeouts. The Beavers got a run in the second inning on a RBI single by Geoff Wagner and a run in the third on a RBI double by Chris Campos. The game unraveled for the Bears when OSU scored four runs off of Dworkis in the sixth and five runs off of Cal relievers Jeremy Burchett and Nick Tess in the seventh inning.
Freshman second baseman Josh Satin led the Bears at the plate, going 2-for-2. Sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch and senior Matt Einspahr got the other two hits for Cal. Jacoby Ellsbury was 4-for-6 with an RBI for the Beavers.
The Bears will next face Oregon State in the second game of the three-game series, Saturday, Apr. 2 at 1 p.m. at Goss Stadium/Coleman Field.
Oregon State: None.