David Weiner's Grand Slam in 15th Inning Leads Cal to 10-6 Win Over UCLA
April 7, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - Sophomore designated hitter David Weiner hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 15th inning to lead Cal to a 10-6 victory over UCLA Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears, who won the first game of the series, 5-3 Friday, fell 19-2 Saturday, was able to win the rubber match in a five hour, 10 minute marathon to capture the series. Cal improves to 22-15 and 5-4 in the conference. UCLA falls to 14-19 and 1-2 in the Pac-10.
With one out in the bottom of the 15th, the Bears got three straight singles from Brad Smith, Jeff Dragicevich and Ben Conley, before Weiner's game-winning blast off of UCLA reliever Doug Silva. Silva (0-1) had been spectacular, pitching 6.7 innings (four hits, four runs) with no walks and seven strikeouts.
The winning pitcher for Cal was freshman reliever Brent Hale (2-1, 3.0 innings, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts). Redshirt freshman reliever Jesse Ingram was also solid, pitching 5.0 innings with one hit, one run, three walks and a strikeout. Ingram was one strike away from winning the game in the top of the ninth when the Bruins Josh Arhart got an RBI single to tie the game 6-6.
Weiner finished the day 4-for-8 with the grand slam, his first home run of the season. Cal freshman third baseman David Nicholson had a three-run homer in the third inning. UCLA's Ryan Rusmussen was 3-for-6 and Arhart was 2-for-6 with three RBI.
The Bears travel to Saint Mary's Tuesday at 2 p.m. before hosting Arizona in a three-game conference series beginning Friday, Apr. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Cal: Nicholson, three-run homer in the third inning. Weiner, grand slam in the 15th inning.