Cal Baseball Loses, 13-4, at San Francisco
May 1, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - California got within 4-3 on a David Cooper RBI single, but San Francisco exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning on the way to a 13-4 win over the Golden Bears Tuesday at Benedetti Diamond. Cal fell to 23-22 overall and the Dons improved to 24-23.
USF had scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the first inning. Bears' starter Nick Nunez (3-3, 0.2 innings, two hits, four runs) gave up a two-out single and then hit three Don batters in a row to force in a run, followed by a two-run single yielded to Brian Chavez. Dane Ferguson then came in and gave up an RBI single to Matt Lieb before finally getting the Bears out of the inning.
Down 4-0, Cal was able to make a comeback. In the top of the fourth inning, sophomore first baseman Cooper knocked a one-out single into right field. Junior designated hitter Jordan Karnofsky later advanced Cooper to third base with a two-out double. Cooper and Karnofsky were then plated by freshman right fielder Blake Smith's two-run single to center field.
In the fifth inning, senior third baseman Brett Munster led off with a double down the right field line. Munster later scored on Cooper's two-out single that bounded past USF first baseman Chris Bacigalupi to make the score, 4-3. But that was as close as Cal would get as the Dons scored nine times in the bottom of the sixth inning, highlighted by five-straight one-out hits and a Joey Railey grand slam.
At the plate the Bears were led by Munster, who was 2-for-2 with a double. Cooper (2-for-4, RBI) and freshman center fielder Brett Jackson (2-for-3) added had two hits apiece for Cal.
The Bears next travel to UCLA for a three-game Pac-10 series beginning Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
San Francisco: Railey, grand slam in sixth inning.