Cal Baseball Loses, 13-6, at No. 11 UCLA
May 4, 2007
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - No. 11-ranked UCLA scored in six of eight innings on the way to a 13-6 victory over California Friday night in a Pac-10 contest at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Golden Bears, who had an unexpected short outing from sophomore right-hander Tyson Ross, dropped to 23-23 overall and 7-9 in the Pac-10. The Bruins, who out-hit Cal, 17-11, improved to 26-18 and 11-2 in conference play.
The Bears scored first off UCLA starter Tyson Brummett (9-4, 6.2 innings, nine hits, five runs, four earned runs, two walks, five strikeouts), tallying a run in the top of the first inning when senior third baseman Stephen Carlson led-off with a double to left-center field, was bunted to third by sophomore catcher Charlie Cutler, and scored on junior second baseman Josh Satin's groundout to second base.
But the Bruins scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning off of Ross (5-6), who had his shortest outing of the season, throwing 4.0 innings with 11 hits, seven earned runs, three walks and five strikeouts. He had thrown 6.0 innings or more in his 13 previous starts. UCLA went on to score two runs in the third, two runs in the fourth, two runs in the fifth, three runs in the seventh and one run in the eighth inning. Right fielder Gabe Cohen went 4-for-5 with three RBI for the Bruins, hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning and in the eighth inning. Justin Uribe had a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
Cal went on to score a run in the fourth inning when sophomore left fielder Ryan Hanlon was hit by a Brummett pitch and later scored on a Brummett balk. The Bears added a run in the sixth inning when freshman designated hitter Jeff Kobernus singled to shortstop and scored on freshman right fielder Blake Smith's RBI double. In the seventh inning, Cutler had a two-out single to right field, and scored on Satin's two-run homer over the left field fence. Cal's final run came in the eighth inning when Kobernus reached on a bunt single to third base and scored on sophomore left fielder Ryan Hanlon's RBI double to center field.
Satin finished the evening 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, and Kobernus was 2-for-4.
The Bears next play UCLA in the second game of the three-game Pac-10 series Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Cal: Satin, two-run homer in the seventh inning.
UCLA: Cohen, solo home run in the fourth inning. Uribe, two-run homer in the seventh inning. Cohen, solo home run in the eighth inning.