Cal Baseball Defeats San Jose State, 9-7

April 10, 2001

SAN JOSE, CA - Led by the hitting of junior second baseman Carson White and the pitching of senior Andrew Sproul, Cal defeated San Jose State, 9-7, Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium in San Jose. The Bears improve to 21-16 on the season and the Spartans fall to 19-15-1.

White was key offensively for Cal as he went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. He had a two-run double in the Bears four-run fourth inning, he had a lead-off home run in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the eighth inning.

On the mound, Sproul came in in the sixth inning and pitched 3.0 innings with two hits, one unearned run, one walk and four strikeouts to improve his record to 4-0. Freshman starter James Holder was solid for Cal, throwing 4.0 innings with two hits and one run. Freshman closer Matt Brown pitched the ninth inning for the Bears (1.0 inning, two hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts).

Other top hitters for Cal included freshman left fielder Brian Horwitz and senior right fielder Rob Meyer. Horwitz was 3-for-5 with RBI singles in the fifth and ninth innings, while Meyer was 2-for-3 with a two-run single in the fourth inning.

Cal will next take on No. 9 ranked USC in a three-game series beginning Thursday, Apr. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.

Home Runs:

Cal: White, solo home run in the sixth inning.

San Jose State: None.

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