Cal Baseball Wins at Saint Mary's, 13-2
April 15, 2003
MORAGA, CA - The Cal baseball team scored 13 runs on 18 hits, and six Bear pitchers held Saint Mary's to two runs, as Cal defeated the Gaels, 13-2, Tuesday afternoon at Louis Guisto Field in Moraga. It was the first time the Bears had defeated Saint Mary's in Moraga since 1997, breaking a five-game losing streak to the Gaels at Louis Guisto Field. Cal, which snapped a four-game losing streak, improved to 21-18 overall, while Saint Mary's fell to 15-20-1.
The Bear were finally able to break their losing streak to the Gaels in Moraga behind impressive hitting from several players. Junior first baseman Conor Jackson was 4-for-5 with a double and sophomore left fielder Justin Nelson was 2-for-5 with four RBI, including a two-run homer in the eighth inning. Sophomore third baseman Matt Einspahr was 3-for-5 with a RBI, junior right fielder Brian Horwitz was 2-for-2 with three RBI, sophomore second baseman David Nicholson was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI and junior catcher Chris Grossman was 2-for-4.
Junior designated hitter David Weiner had started Cal's scoring by hitting a solo homer off Saint Mary's starter Dane Dobrinich (4-4, 1.3 innings, six hits, seven runs, five earned runs, two walks, one strikeout) in the top of the first inning.
The winning pitcher for the Bears was sophomore reliever Joe Todoroff, who improved his record to 4-2, entering in the second inning and pitching 2.3 innings with two hits, no runs, one walk and two strikeouts.
The Bears will next host USC in a three-game Pac-10 series, beginning Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Cal: Weiner, solo home run in the first inning. Nelson, two run homer in the eighth inning.
Saint Mary's: Preston Young, solo home run in the ninth inning.