Cal Baseball Loses at Nevada, 6-3
April 24, 2001
RENO, NV - Behind a complete-game pitching performance from James Holcomb and a three-run homer by JaRell McIntyre, Nevada defeated Cal, 6-3, Tuesday at Peccole Park in Reno, NV. The Bears fall to 24-21 overall and the Wolf Pack improve to 23-22.
Holcomb improved his record to 2-4 by pitching 9.0 innings with eight hits, three runs, two walks and six strikeouts. The losing pitcher for Cal was senior starter Ryan Lubner (1-1, 3.7 innings, four hits, four runs, three walks, career-high five strikeouts).
The Bears had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when junior second baseman Carson White hit a solo home run to left field. Nevada responded with four runs in the bottom of third, with the key hits being an RBI single by Chris Dickerson and the three-run homer by McIntyre.
Cal was able to score single runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Brad Smith and in the seventh on an RBI single by Ben Conley. But, the Wolf Pack was able to keep their lead by scoring a run in the fifth on an RBI single by Christian Popoff and a run in the seventh on an RBI single by McIntyre. Bear freshman Brian Montalbo (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, two strikeouts) did a nice job in relief, coming in in the seventh with two base runners and no one out and was able to get out of the inning.
Top hitters for Cal included senior right fielder Rob Meyer (2-for-4, two doubles), Conley (2-for-3, RBI) and White (2-for-4, home run) with two hits apiece. White extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
The Bears will next host Stanford in a three-game Pac-10 series beginning Friday, Apr. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Cal: White, solo home run in the second inning.
Nevada: McIntyre, three-run homer in the third inning.