Cal Baseball Loses to San Francisco, 9-5

May 9, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. - San Francisco exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning on the way to a 9-5 victory over California Tuesday at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears dropped to 24-25 overall and the Dons won their fifth straight game to improve to 33-19.

Cal had taken 1-0 lead in the fifth inning when junior center fielder Brennan Boesch got the Bears' first hit of the game off of USF starter Luke Sommer (4.0 innings, one hit, one run, one walk, four strikeouts), and later scored on Taylor Grigsby's RBI ground out to first base.

The Dons then jumped on Cal senior reliever Alex Trafton (3-4, 1.0 inning, five hits, four runs) with four straight hits to start the sixth inning, and getting an RBI single from Stefan Gartrell, a two-run double from Daniel Morales, a two-run single from Joey Railey, an RBI single from Andrew Smith and a sacrifice fly from Scott Cousins.

The Bears were able to score a run in the sixth on an RBI single up the middle by Chris Errecart, two runs in the seventh on sophomore second baseman Brett Munster's two-run homer, and a run in the ninth on Munster's RBI double.

USF added two insurance runs in the top of the ninth on a wild pitch and a RBI single by Lucas DeLong. The winning pitcher for the Dons was reliever Brian Anderson, who improved his record to 6-0 when he relieved Sommer in the fifth, throwing 3.3 innings with three hits, three unearned runs, one walk and one strikeout.

Munster was the top hitter for the Bears, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI. Boesch also had a pair of hits for Cal. DeLong was 4-for-5 with an RBI for the Dons.

Cal will next host Santa Clara for the final home game of the 2006 season, Wednesday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.

Home Runs:

San Francisco: None.

Cal: Munster, two-run homer in the seventh inning.

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