California Evens Pac-10 Series With 11-2 Win

April 18, 2003

BERKELEY, Calif. - Mike Padgett, making his first start of the season, went 7 1/3 innings and allowed only two runs Friday and the California Golden Bears evened its Pac-10 Conference series with an 11-2 victory against the USC Trojans at Evans Diamond. Five Golden Bears had three hits each as the team pounded out 17 hits.

California improves to 22-19 overall and 7-7 in Pac-10 action while USC falls to 20-18 overall, 6-5 in conference. The Trojans had their season-high winning streak snapped at five games.

Brian Horwitz hit a two-run, two-out double to left center to put the Golden Bears ahead, 2-0, in the third. Conor Jackson, who went 3-for-3, hit a two-run homer to left with his fifth of the season in the fourth. Jeff Dragicevich also homered in a 3-for-3 performance.

Padgett (4-2) allowed seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Brian Bannister (4-4) took the loss for the Trojans after giving up four runs on eight hits in four innings of work.

The series will conclude tomorrow at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on

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