California Holds On For 5-1 Win Over Stanford

May 6, 2006

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Stanford, Calif. - California (24-23, 9-11 Pac-10) evened its three-game Pac-10 series against Stanford (21-21, 6-11 Pac-10) by holding on for a 5-1 victory on Saturday at Sunken Diamond. Tyson Ross (5-3) earned the victory by giving up just one run on six hits and three walks, while striking out eight over the first 7.1 innings. Jeremy Burchett came on to retire Michael Taylor on a game-ending a groundout with the bases loaded and Taylor representing the tying run to pick up his fifth save of the season.

Chris Errecart (2-3, 2 RBI) was the only California player with a multiple-hit or multiple-RBI game. Brennan Boesch, Rob Nesbitt and Mike Van Winden also drove in runs for the Golden Bears.

Chris Minaker (2-3) extended his hit streak to a new season-high 12 games for the Cardinal and moved to within one game of the career-best 13-gamer he posted in 2005. Chris Lewis drove in Stanford's lone run with a fourth inning RBI single.

Stanford starter Matt Leva (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts over the first 4.2 frames.

The squads combined for 12 walks and seven hit batsmen in the contest with Stanford's Ryan Seawell being hit three times by Ross.

The teams are scheduled to play the rubber game of the series on Sunday (1 pm, PT). Neither club has announced a probable starting pitcher the contest. The annual Little League Day will be held in conjunction with Sunday's game.

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