Cal Baseball Loses at San Francisco, 9-0
May 3, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The California baseball team suffered a frustrating loss at San Francisco, falling to the Dons, 9-0, Tuesday at Benedetti Diamond. The Golden Bears saw their record drop to 29-20, while the Dons improved to 32-14.
Cal managed only five hits and were shutout for the first time this season, despite hitting several balls hard (with line drive outs). The winning pitcher for San Francisco was freshman starter Aaron Poreda (2-0, 6.0 innings, five hits, one walk, two strikeouts). The losing pitcher for Cal was junior Joe Todoroff (4-3, 2.0 innings, six hits, six runs, three earned runs, no walks, two strikeouts).
After the Dons scored a run in the bottom of the first on Daniel Morales' RBI single, they exploded for five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Scott Cousin's three-run homer with two outs off of Todoroff. San Francisco added two runs in the fifth on a two-out, two-run single up the middle by Jason Abramson, a run in the sixth on a fielder's choice RBI by Cousins.
Freshman second baseman Josh Satin led the Bears with two hits, including a double that barely missed clearing the center field fence in the fourth inning. Cal's other hits were junior left fielder Allen Craig and senior first baseman James Holder leading off the game with back-to-back singles and senior third baseman Matt Einspahr hitting a double down the left field line in the seventh inning.
The Bears will next host Bay Area rival Stanford in a three-game Pac-10 series, beginning Friday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
San Francisco: Cousins, three-run homer in the second inning.