Cal Baseball Comes From Behind to Defeat Arizona, 11-9
April 20, 2001
TUCSON, AZ - Behind the solid pitching of junior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson and a seven-run fourth inning, Cal came back from a 7-2 deficit to defeat Arizona, 11-9, Friday night at Sancet Field in Tucson, AZ. The Bears improved to 23-19 overall and 8-8 in the Pac-10. The Wildcats fall to 27-18 overall and 6-7 in conference play.
Hutchinson (3-6, 7.7 innings, 10 hits, six earned runs, three walks, six strikeouts) struggled early, giving up seven runs on 10 hits to Arizona in the first three innings. But, once Cal scored its seven runs in the fourth, he shutdown the Wildcats, not yielding a hit the next four innings. After David Cash got the final out in the bottom of the eighth, freshman Matt Brown earned his seventh save of the year, pitching the ninth (no hits, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts).
The Bears had scored a run in the first on an RBI single by Carson White and a run in the third on an RBI single by John Baker off of Arizona starter Marc Kaiser (7-4, 3.3 innings, 10 hits, nine runs, three walks, two strikeouts). The Cal exploded in the fourth, with 11 batters coming up and scoring seven runs on seven hits. Ben Conley had an RBI groundout, Brian Horwitz had an RBI single, Baker had a two-run single, White had a two-run triple and Clint Hoover had an RBI single. The Bears added an insurance run in the sixth on an RBI ground out by White, and an insurance run in the ninth on a bunt single by Conley.
Conley finished the game 3-for-6 with two RBI, Baker was 4-for-6 with three RBI and White was 2-for-4 with four RBI. Shelley Duncan led Arizona at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBI, including a two-run homer in the first inning.
The Bears will next face Arizona in the second game of the three-game Pac-10 series, Saturday Apr. 21 at 1 p.m.
Arizona: Duncan, two-run homer in the first.