Cal Baseball Topped by No. 1 Stanford, 4-2
March 10, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - The Cal baseball team was not able to take advantage of scoring opportunities, leaving 11 runners on base on the way to a 4-2 loss to No. 1 ranked Stanford Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears fall to 13-9 on the year, while the Cardinal improve to 14-5. Cal had lost to Stanford 15-4 Friday and won 2-1 Saturday.
The winning pitcher for the Cardinal was starter John Hudgins, who improved to 3-0, pitching 6.0 innings with six hits, one run, three walks and four strikeouts. Darin Naatjes earned his first save of the year when he got Conor Jackson to ground out to him to end the game with runners on first and second base. Sam Fuld and Arik VanZandt had two hits apiece for Stanford.
The Cardinal scored a run in the first inning off of Bear freshman starter Joe Todoroff (0-1, 4.0 innings, two runs, one earned run, one walk) when Chris O'Riordan scored on a double play ball hit by Ryan Garko. Stanford added another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Quentin. Jason Cooper had a solo home run in sixth inning off of Cal reliever Jesse Ingram and a wild pitch by Matt Brown allowed VanZandt to score in the seventh inning.
Cal next hosts San Francisco, Tuesday Mar. 12 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Stanford: Cooper, solo home run in the sixth inning.
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