Cal Baseball Blown Out By UCLA, 19-2
April 6, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - UCLA scored 19 runs on 19 hits off of six Cal pitchers on the way to a 19-2 win over the Bears Saturday at Evans Diamond. The Bears, who won the first game of the series, 5-3 Friday, fall to 21-15 and 4-4 in the conference. UCLA improves to 14-18 and 1-1 in the Pac-10.
Cal fell behind early, giving up nine runs in the first three innings, and never recovered. The losing pitcher for the Bears was sophomore starter Brian Montalbo (3-5, 2.0 innings, five hits, four earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts). The winning pitcher for the Bruins was freshman starter Wes Whisler (6.0 innings, seven hits, one run, three walks, four strikeouts).
UCLA, which big innings included four runs in the first, four runs in the third and seven runs in the ninth, were led by Ryan Rusmussen, Chris Jensen and Adam Berry with three hits apiece. Berry was 3-for-5 with a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Cal got its runs on a solo home run by junior catcher John Baker in the second inning and freshman Joe Bruzzone had an RBI ground out in the bottom of the ninth. David Weiner, Carson White, Brian Horwitz and Noah Jackson had two hits apiece for the Bears.
Cal hosts UCLA in the third game of the three-game conference series Sunday, Apr. 7 at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
UCLA: Berry, two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Cal: Baker, solo home run in the second inning.