Cal Baseball Pounds Washington State, 10-1
March 25, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - California scored 10 runs on nine hits in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat Washington State, 10-1, Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears improved to 15-13 (2-4 in the Pac-10) on the season, while the Cougars fall to 10-17 (2-1 in conference). WSU had defeated Cal, 8-6, on Friday and 7-6 Saturday.
It was the second consecutive Sunday the Bears had exploded offensively as they defeated Arizona State, 17-5, Mar. 18.
Cal exploded for the 10 runs and went through 15 batters in the first inning off of three different Cougar pitchers. Big hits for the Bears included freshman Brian Horwitz getting a single and double with three RBI, senior Clint Hoover hitting a two-run double and an RBI single and Conor Jackson hitting an RBI triple. Brad Smith and Carson White also had RBI singles for Cal. The Bears started the bottom of the first with five consecutive hits off of WSU starter Zach Fisher (0-4, 0.0 innings, six hits, six runs), who did not record an out.
From that point the game settled down. Cal starter Jason Dennis improved his record to 2-1, pitching 6.0 innings with four hits, one unearned run, no walks and four strikeouts. The Cougars get their run in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Stefan Bailie. WSU reliever Garrett Alwert, the Cougars fourth pitcher of the day, threw well, throwing 7.3 innings with three hits, no runs, no walks and five strikeouts.
Smith (3-for-3, RBI) and Horwitz (3-for-5, 2B, three RBI) had three hits for the Bears and Hoover (2-for-5, 2B) recorded three RBI. White went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as well for Cal. Horwitz extended his hitting streak to 23 games and has now gotten a hit in 26 of the 27 games he's played in this season. Jackson was 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
Cal will next host Pacific, Tuesday, Mar. 27 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Washington State: None.