Cal Baseball Swept By No. 7 Stanford, 11-2
March 9, 2003
STANFORD, CA - The Cal baseball team was swept by No. 7 ranked Stanford, losing 11-2 Sunday at Sunken Diamond. The Bears go to 11-8 overall, while the Cardinal improved to 14-7. Stanford captured the three-game non-conference series; 11-2, 9-4 and 11-2.
Cal was swept in a series for the first time this season, and for the first time since the Cardinal swept the Bears May 3-5 (8-4, 13-6, 8-5) of last season at Sunken Diamond. Stanford scored 11 runs on a season-high 20 hits against four Bear pitchers, including a 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI day by Carlos Quentin.
The winning pitcher for the Cardinal was freshman left-hander Mark Romanczuk, who improved his record to 5-0 by pitching 6.0 innings with six hits, two runs, three walks and seven strikeouts. David O'Hagan earned his second save, pitching the final 3.0 innings (one hit, no runs, no walks, three strikeouts). The losing pitcher for Cal was sophomore starter Kyle Crist (0-1, 3.3 innings, 12 hits, seven runs, no walks, three strikeouts).
The lone highlight for the Bears was in the fourth inning when they scored two runs on back-to-back RBI singles by sophomore left fielder Justin Nelson and junior third baseman Jeff Dragicevich to get within 5-2. However, Stanford blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth when Quentin hit a three-run homer on the very first pitch thrown by Cal reliever Joe Todoroff.
The Bears will next play a three-game series versus UC Irvine, beginning Friday, Mar. 14 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Stanford: Quentin, three-run homer in the fourth inning.
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