Cal Baseball Defeats San Francisco, 8-5, To End 2003 Season
May 13, 2003
BERKELEY, CA - Behind the hitting of juniors Brian Horwitz and Chris Grossman, and solid pitching from junior Matt Brown, the California baseball team concluded the 2003 season with a 8-5 victory over San Francisco Tuesday at Evans Diamond. Cal finished the year 28-27 overall and 10-14 in Pac-10 play. The Dons fell to 24-29.
The Bears had a 14-hit attack, with Horwitz (3-for-5, double, RBI) and Grossman (3-for-5, two RBI) getting three hits apiece. Senior Nick Medrano, playing his final game for Cal, also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.The Bears scored a run in the second on a Medrano RBI double and two runs in the third on Grossman's two-run single. Cal added a run in the fourth on Conor Jackson's RBI single, a run in the sixth on Horwitz's RBI double and three runs in the seventh on a RBI double by James Holder, a RBI single by Medrano and a RBI single by senior Ben Conley.
Brown improved his record to 4-8, pitching 6.0 innings with six hits, one earned run, one walk and five strikeouts. Sophomore Jesse Ingram earned his eighth save of the season, pitching the final 1.7 innings with no hits, no runs, no walks and one strikeout. Ingram's eight saves this season is tied for fourth on the Cal single-season save list.
The losing pitcher for San Francisco was starter Brian Borgmann (0-6, 5.0 innings, eight hits, three earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts). Jonnie Knoble, Jason Howard and Ryan Hanson all went 2-for-4 for the Dons.
San Francisco: None.