Cal Baseball Loses at San Jose State, 9-2
May 14, 2002
SAN JOSE, CA - The Cal baseball team ended the 2002 season with a 9-2 loss to No. 23 ranked San Jose State Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium. The Bears ended the year 29-27 overall and were 11-13 in the Pac-10. The Spartans improved to 42-15.
After Cal led off the game with a single by freshman center fielder David Nicholson, San Jose State starter Matt Durkin controlled the Bears the rest of the way, improving his record to 10-2 by pitching 8.0 innings with five hits, no runs, two walks and six strikeouts.
Cal was shutout until the top of the ninth inning when junior shortstop Nick Medrano hit a two-run double off of Spartan reliever Don Gemmell. Besides Nicholson's single in the first inning and Medrano's double, the Bears other hits included a hard hit single up the middle by freshman left fielder Justin Nelson in the seventh inning. Medrano had a lead-off single in the eighth, senior Carson White had a hard hit single to left in the eighth and sophomore Conor Jackson added a double off the left field wall in the eighth.
The losing pitcher for the Bears was freshman starter Mike White (0-1), who threw a career-high 5.0 innings with six hits, two earned runs, one walk and three strikeouts.
San Jose State: Frandsen, solo home run in the sixth inning.