Cal Baseball Loses at Washington, 16-3

April 25, 2003

SEATTLE, WA - Plagued by giving up seven runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Cal baseball team could not recover and went on to lose to Washington, 16-3, Friday evening at Husky Ballpark in Seattle. Cal fell to 24-20 overall and 8-8 in the Pac-10. The Huskies improved to 27-12 and 5-5 in league play.

After the Bears had scored a run in the top of the first inning on a two-out RBI single by junior right fielder Brian Horwitz, Washington exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the first off of Cal starter Jesse Ingram (2-1, 0.7 inning, five hits, seven runs, two walks). The Huskies brought 13 batters up to plate and had six hits in the first, including a two-run double by Tila Reynolds and a two-run homer by Mike Wagner.

Washington finished the game with 22 hits, scoring seven runs in the first, a run in the second, two runs in the fourth, five runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth. The hitting star for the Huskies was designated hitter Chad Boudon, who went 4-for-5 with three home runs, including a grand slam in the fifth inning, and eight RBI.

The winning pitcher for Washington was starter Sean White, who improved his record to 6-3, throwing 7.0 innings with four hits, three runs, five walks and six strikeouts. White gave up two runs to the Bears in the fourth inning when junior catcher Chris Grossman led off the inning with a single, followed by a two-run homer by Horwitz to center field.

Cal will next face the Huskies in the second game of the three-game Pac-10 series at Washington, Saturday, Apr. 26 at 1 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.

Home Runs:

Cal: Horwitz, two run homer in the fourth.

Washington: Wagner, two-run homer in the first. Bouden, solo home run in the second. Bouden, solo home run in the fourth. Bouden, grand slam home run in the fifth.

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