Cal Baseball Loses to San Francisco, 15-6

Feb. 13, 2007

BERKELEY, CALIF. - San Francisco scored runs in each of the first six innings on the way to a 15-6 victory over California Tuesday afternoon at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears dropped to 4-2, while the Dons improved to 4-2. Despite the loss, Cal received an impressive game from sophomore first baseman David Cooper, who was 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI single in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fifth inning. It was Cooper's first home run as a Bear after transferring this season from Cal State Fullerton. He is currently hitting .571 (12-for-21) on the year.

The losing pitcher for Cal was redshirt freshman left-hander Sean Watson (0-1), who started the contest and threw 1.3 innings with five hits and three runs. The winning pitcher for USF was reliever Cole Stipovich (1-0), who replaced starter Mitchell Bialosky (2.7 innings, four hits, two runs, no walks, one strikeout) in the third and pitched 1.3 innings with three hits and one run. Both teams went through five pitchers each on the day.

The Dons scored a run in the first, two runs in the second, three runs in the third, four runs in the fourth, a run in the fifth and four runs in the sixth. USF pounded out 21 hits with four doubles. Joey Railey went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI for the Dons. The Bears scored a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by freshman designated hitter Jeff Kobernus, a run in the third on Cooper's RBI single to left field, two runs in the fifth on Cooper's two-run shot to right field, and two runs in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by junior shortstop Kyle Spraker and an RBI single by freshman catcher Dylan Tonneson.

Cooper and freshman right fielder Blake Smith finished 2-for-3 for Cal. The Bears ended the day with 11 hits.

Cal will next host UNLV in a three game series, beginning Friday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.

Home Runs:

USF: None.

Cal: Cooper, two-run homer in the fifth inning.

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