Cal Baseball Falls to BYU, 2-1
Feb. 8, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - Despite an outstanding pitching effort from junior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson, the California baseball team fell to BYU, 2-1, Thursday at Evans Diamond. The Bears go to 3-1 on the season, while the Cougars improve to 5-3.
Hutchinson (1-1) threw 9.0 innings, yielding six hits with only one walk and a career-high 10 strikeouts. BYU also produced solid pitching with junior starter Ryan Adams (2-0) picking up the win, pitching 5.0 innings with two hits, one unearned run, two walks and two strikeouts. Junior lefty Jeff Stone picked up his first save of the year, throwing the final 4.0 innings with five hits, no runs, one walk and three strikeouts for the Cougars.
All the game's scoring was in the fourth inning as BYU scored twice in the top of the fourth. Shane Belliston led off the inning with a single up the middle. Cal's freshman third baseman Conor Jackson then threw wildly on a ground ball hit by Matt Carson, allowing Belliston to score from first and putting Carson on third. Carson later scored on an RBI ground out by Seth King.
The Bears scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth. Jackson reached first on a throwing error by BYU shortstop King. After Clint Hoover flew out to right field, Carson White's single to right-center advanced Jackson to third. Jackson then scored on a fielder's choice RBI by Rob Meyer. But, despite having runners in scoring position in the fifth and eighth innings, that was all the scoring for Cal.
At the plate, the Bears were led by Hoover, White and Meyer with two hits apiece. King and Ty Haguewood and two hits apiece for BYU.
Cal will next host Brigham Young in the second game of the three-game series, Friday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Home Runs:BYU: None.