Cal Baseball Shut Out, 11-0, By Washington State
March 28, 2009
BERKELEY, CALIF. - BERKELEY, CALIF. - The Cal baseball team struggled Saturday at Evans Diamond versus Washington State, only registering five hits and giving up 11 runs in an 11-0 loss to the Cougars. The Golden Bears fell to 13-10 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-10. WSU, which finished with 16 hits, improved to 10-11 and 2-0 in league play. Five different players - sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn, junior first baseman Blake Smith, sophomore right fielder Mark Canha, freshman left fielder Danny Oh, and sophomore pinch hitter Dwight Tanaka - had hits for Cal.
The winning pitcher for WSU was right-hander Chad Arnold (2-1), who threw 7.0 innings with four hits, no runs, three walks and six strikeouts. The losing pitcher for Cal was sophomore right-hander Brian Diemer (1-2), who threw 1.1 innings with seven hits, six runs, one walk and one strikeout. The most effective Bear pitcher was junior left-hander Chris Petrini (3.2 innings, six hits, one earned run, one walk, four strikeouts).
The Cougars' big innings were four runs in the second and three runs in the seventh inning. Derek Jones hit a three-run homer in WSU's four-run second inning.
The Bears finish the series Sunday, March. 29 at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond. Cal will look to produce a win in the series after falling 8-7 to the Cougars on Friday.
Washington State: Derek Jones, three-run homer in the second inning.