Cal Baseball Loses to Nevada, 5-4
March 6, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - The Cal baseball team came back from a 5-0 deficit in the last two innings, but fell short to visiting Nevada, losing 5-4 Tuesday at Evans Diamond. The Bears go to 10-6 on the season, while the Wolf Pack improves to 8-11 overall.
After only mustering three hits in the first seven innings, Cal made the game close by scoring three runs in the eighth inning on an RBI walk by Carson White and a two-run double by John Baker. Then in the bottom of the ninth, Conor Jackson had a two-out RBI single up the middle to make the score, 5-4. However, Nevada reliever James Holcomb was able to get White to ground out to third base with runners on first and third to end the ballgame.
The winning pitcher for the Wolf Pack was freshman right-hander Clint Kofmehl (1-1), who was impressive, pitching 6.3 innings with three hits, no runs, three walks and three strikeouts. Holcomb (1.7 innings, two hits, one run, two walks, one strikeout) earned his second save of the year. The losing pitcher was Bear starter Jason Dennis (1-1, 2.0 innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, three strikeouts).
Nevada scored two runs in the top of the first on a two-run double by Mike Gillies. The Wolf Pack added a run in the sixth inning on a passed ball by catcher Creighton Kahoalii and scored twice in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Tony Cappuccilli and a sacrifice fly by JaRell McIntyre.
Bo Bryant led Nevada at the plate, going 3-for-5 and Gillies was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Jackson (2-for-2, RBI) and Brian Horwitz (2-for-4) had two hits apiece for the Bears.
Cal will next face Stanford in the third game of the three-game non-conference series, Wednesday, Mar. 7 at 5 p.m. at Sunken Diamond. The Cardinal won the first game of the series, 3-1, Mar. 2 and the Bears won the second game, 3-2, Mar. 3.
Home Runs:Nevada: None.