Cal Baseball Wins at UCLA, 7-1

April 29, 2005

LOS ANGELES, CA - Led by the hitting of sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch and the pitching of junior right-hander Adam Gold, California defeated UCLA, 7-1, Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Golden Bears improved to 28-18 overall and 8-8 in the Pac-10, while UCLA fell to 9-29 and 0-10 in conference play.

Boesch finished with a career-high 5-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI to raise his season batting average to .398. Gold improved his record to 6-5 by pitching 6.0 innings with four hits, one run, one walk and four strikeouts. Bear relievers Matt Swanson (1.0 inning, one hit, no runs, two strikeouts) and Joe Todoroff (2.0 innings, one hit, no runs) also threw well, limited UCLA to two hits in the final three innings. The losing pitcher for the Bruins was sophomore starter Hector Ambriz (2-5, 4.0 innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts).

Freshman first baseman Mike Van Winden (2-for-5) and senior designated hitter James Holder (2-for-4) added two hits apiece for the Bears.

Cal scored its first run in the third inning when senior third baseman Matt Einspahr hit a lead-off double down the left field line and later scored on a RBI single by Boesch. The Bears added another run in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly to left by freshman shortstop Kyle Spraker.

UCLA got within 2-1 in the seventh inning on a RBI double by Brett McMillan, but Cal then exploded for five runs in the top of the eighth to control the game. Junior left fielder Allan Craig had a two-run double, sophomore right fielder Chris Errecart had a RBI single, Boesch had an RBI double and later scored on a throwing error by Bruin catcher Chris Denove.

Cal will next play UCLA in the second game of the three-game Pac-10 series, Saturday, Apr. 30 at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles.

Home Runs:

Cal: None.

UCLA: None.

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