Cal Baseball Defeats San Jose State, 10-2
April 13, 2004
BERKELEY, CA - The California baseball team exploded for six runs in the fourth inning, and nine different Golden Bear pitchers limited San Jose State to two runs on seven hits, as Cal defeated the Spartans, 10-2, Tuesday at Evans Diamond. The Bears improved to 20-20 overall, while San Jose State fell to 16-18-1.
Juniors Justin Nelson, James Holder and David Nicholson had big days at the plate for Cal. Left fielder Nelson was 2-for-3 with a two-run triple in the first inning and a two-run homer in the Bears' six-run fourth inning. Designated hitter Holder was 2-for-3 with a lead-off homer in the second inning, and second baseman Nicholson was 3-for-4 with a RBI single in the second.
Other RBI producers for Cal were senior center fielder David Weiner with a RBI single in the fourth inning, senior catcher Chris Grossman with a two-run double in the fourth and junior third baseman Matt Einspahr with a RBI single in the fourth. Senior right fielder Brian Horwitz had a double in the fourth, as well.
The winning pitcher for Cal was starter Matt Swanson, who improved his record to 2-1, pitching one inning with one hit and one strikeout. Starter Matt Winck (2-1) was the losing pitcher for the Spartans (1.0 inning, two hits, two runs, one walk).
Kevin Frandsen recorded two hits for San Jose State, and Darrell Sales had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and a RBI single in the eighth inning.
The Bears next travel to No. 2 ranked Stanford for a three-game series at Sunken Diamond, beginning Friday, Apr. 16 at 6 p.m.
San Jose State: None.
Cal: Holder, solo home run in the second inning. Nelson, two-run homer in the fourth inning.