Cal Baseball Loses to UNLV, 10-4
Feb. 2, 2003
BERKELEY, CA - UNLV (2-1) scored seven runs on only two hits in the fifth inning on the way to a 10-4 victory over Cal (1-2) Sunday at Evans Diamond. The Bears won one of three games in the series, losing to the Rebels, 9-6, on Friday and winning, 8-7, Saturday.
UNLV captured the third game of the series behind the pitching of junior David Seccombe and a disastrous fifth inning for the Cal pitching staff. Seccombe went 5.0 innings with two hits, one run, two walks and eight strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Bear pitchers ran into trouble in fifth as sophomore starter Brent Hale (0-1, 4.3 innings, eight hits, six runs, two walks, one strikeout) gave up three runs and junior Brian Montalbo gave up four runs (0.3 inning, one hit, four runs, three walks, two hit batters, one strikeout).
The Cal pitching staff actually settled down after the fifth inning, giving up only one hit with no runs in the final four innings, but the damage had been done.
The Bears got on the scoreboard first on a solo home run by junior right fielder Brian Horwitz in the first inning, only to see UNLV's Andrew D'Angelo give the Rebels the lead for good on a two-run homer in the third inning. UNLV added another run in the fourth inning before exploding for seven runs in the fifth.
Cal scored two runs in the sixth on an RBI ground out by Jeff Dragicevich and an RBI single by Justin Nelson. The Bears added another run in the eighth inning on an RBI single by junior designated hitter Noah Jackson. Leading hitter for UNLV was D'Angelo, who went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.
Cal will next travel to San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at USF.
UNLV: D'Angelo, two-run homer in the third inning.
Cal: Horwitz, solo home run in the first inning.