No. 12 Cal Baseball Defeats San Francisco, 6-2
March 11, 2008
BERKELEY, CALIF. - The No. 12-ranked California baseball team captured its seventh game in a row to improve to 10-1-1, defeating San Francisco, 6-2, Tuesday at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears were led by the solid pitching of freshman right-hander Kevin Miller, who earned his first collegiate victory, pitching 6.0 innings with three hits, no earned runs, no walks and two strikeouts. Offensively, Cal was bolstered by senior second baseman Josh Satin's two-run homer in the third inning.
The losing pitcher for the Dons (6-8) was junior left-hander Evan Fredrickson (1-2), who threw 6.2 innings with five hits, three earned runs, six walks and seven strikeouts. The Bears also received solid relief pitching from sophomore right-hander Daniel Wolford (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts) and junior right-hander Matt Gorgen (1.0 inning, no hits, no runs, no walks, one strikeout).
Cal scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning on sophomore right fielder Blake Smith's RBI double down the right field line, and junior shortstop Michael Brady's sacrifice fly to center field. San Francisco came back with two runs in the top of the third on an RBI single to right field by Tavo Hall and an infield hit to shortstop by Connor Bernatz. However, Cal immediately broke the 2-2 tie by scoring two more runs in the bottom of the third, highlighted by Satin's two-run shot to left-center field off of Fredrickson. It was Satin's sixth home run and 18th RBI of the year.
The Bears tacked on two more insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth on a throwing error by USF catcher Ryan Lipkin and a wild pitch by Don reliever Sean Burns.
Cal will next host Loyola Marymount in a four-game series beginning on Friday, Mar. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Evans Diamond. The Bears will then face the Lions in a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 15, and then play a single game beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 16.
San Francisco: None.
Cal: Satin, two-run homer in the third inning.