Cal Baseball Loses at Oregon State, 5-2
April 2, 2005
CORVALLIS, OR - The California baseball team lost its second game at No. 18-ranked Oregon State, falling 5-2 Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The Golden Bears go to 20-11 overall and 3-2 in conference, while the Beavers improve to 23-4 and 2-0 in league.
Cal had jumped out to a 1-0 lead on freshman second baseman Josh Satin's RBI in the top of the first inning off of OSU starter Anton Maxwell (5-0, 6.0 innings, eight hits, two runs, two walks, one strikeout). Satin's hit scored sophomore right fielder Chris Errecart, who had his first of two doubles that barely missed clearing the 10-foot high left field fence for a home run. The Beavers countered with two runs in the bottom of the second on a two-run homer by Mitch Canham off of Bear starter Adam Gold (4-3, 5.0 innings, six hits, four runs, two walks, seven strikeouts).
Cal was able to tie the contest, 2-2, in the fourth inning a RBI single up the middle by sophomore catcher Garrett Bussiere, scoring Satin. Unfortunately for the Bears, OSU tallied two runs in the sixth on a RBI single by Canham and a sacrifice fly by Mike Lissman. The Beavers added an insurance run in the eighth inning on a RBI infield single by Tyler Graham. Kevin Gunderson earned the save for OSU, throwing 3.0 innings with two hits, no runs and one strikeout.
Errecart finished the day 3-for-4 with two doubles, and Satin and Bussiere had two hits apiece. Both teams ended with 10 hits each.
The Bears will play Oregon State in the third game of the three-game series, Sunday, Apr. 3 at 1 p.m. at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Cal had lost to OSU, 11-1, Friday night.
Oregon State: Canham, two-run homer in the second inning.