Cal Baseball Wins at Pacific, 3-2
May 23, 2006
STOCKTON, CALIF. - Bolstered by the pitching of freshman right-hander Tyson Ross and a three-run third inning, highlighted by junior left fielder Chris Errecart's two-run double, the Cal baseball team defeated Pacific, 3-2, Tuesday at Klein Family Field in Stockton. The Golden Bears improved their record to 26-25 overall and the Tigers fell to 27-24.
Ross improved his record to 6-4 by throwing 6.0 shut out innings with three hits (only one hit out of the infield) with one walk and six strikeouts. Freshman right-hander Matt Gorgen earned his second save of the season when he came in with two runners on and no outs in the eighth inning. Gorgen was able to strikeout Adam Ching, then after walking Matt Berezay and giving up a two-run single to Justin Baum, got Anthony Jackson to line-out into a double play to end the inning. He was able to get through the bottom of the ninth, one-two-three with two strikeouts, for the save.
Offensively, Cal did all its damage in the third inning off of Pacific starter Steve Spurgen (3-1, 7.0 innings, three walks, five strikeouts). With two outs, senior right fielder Rob Nesbitt hit a ball down the third base line past Tiger third baseman Bob Saunders, scoring Mike Van Winden. Senior third baseman Allen Craig followed with a double and then Errecart, who hails from Stockton, knocked his two-run double to left center field.
Besides Nesbitt's and Errecart's run-scoring hits, junior second baseman Brett Munster finished with two hits.
The Bears will next travel to No. 19-ranked Arizona State for their final Pac-10 series, beginning Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.