Cal Baseball Loses to Washington, 10-7, in 11 Innings

April 28, 2002

BERKELEY, CA - Cal gave up three runs in the top of the 11th inning and fell to Washington, 10-7, Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears go to 26-22 overall and 8-10 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies improve to 20-19-1, 8-4 in conference. Washington swept the series, defeating Cal 2-0 Friday and 5-4 Saturday.

Cal reliever Blake Read gave up three runs in the 11th to suffer the loss (1-2, 1.0 innings, four hits, three runs, one walk). Tila Reynolds started off the inning with a bad hop single hit to Bear first baseman Conor Jackson. Read was able to pick-off Reynolds at first base, but then walked Jay Garthwaite before giving up an RBI double to Tyler Davidson and an RBI single to Mike Wagner. Read was able to get Kyle Larson to fly out to right field before giving up an RBI single to Michael Done for the inning's third run.

After giving up a lead-off single to Jeff Dragicevich in the bottom of the 11th, Tyler Shepple was able to earn his fifth save of the season by getting Nick Medrano to strikeout, David Weiner to fly out to left and Carson White to strikeout. The winning pitcher for Washington was reliever Brian Carter (2-2, 0.3 innings, no runs, one strikeout), who came in in the bottom of the 10th and was able to get Justin Nelson to strikeout with John Baker on second base.

The Bears were down 7-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but were able to get within 7-6 on a sacrifice fly by Nelson and a two-run homer by Dragicevich. Cal was finally able to tie the game, 7-7, in the eighth on a two-out RBI single by Nelson.

The Bears received a strong pitching performance from sophomore Matt Brown, who came in in the seventh inning a pitched 4.0 innings with two hits, no runs, two walks and two strikeouts. White (3-for-6, double), Baker (3-for-5, two doubles), Nelson (career-best 3-for-4 with three RBI) and Dragicevich (3-for-5, home run, three RBI) all had three hits apiece for Cal. Davidson hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and Mike Wagner hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, for Washington. Both teams ended up with 15 hits.

The Bears will next travel to USF, Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at San Francisco, before playing a three-game series at Stanford, beginning Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.

Home Runs:

Washington: Davidson, two-run home run in the third inning. Wagner, two-run home run in the fifth inning.

Cal: Dragicevich, two-run home run in the sixth inning.

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