Cal Baseball Wins at Pacific, 8-2
April 20, 2004
STOCKTON, CA - Led by the hitting of freshman first baseman Jordan Karnofsky and senior right fielder Brian Horwitz, plus the pitching of eight Bear hurlers, the California baseball team defeated Pacific, 8-2, Tuesday at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton. Cal improved to 21-23 overall, while the Tigers fell to 15-22.
Karnofsky, making his first start of the season at first base, went 2-for-3 with four RBI, including a three-run double in sixth inning to break up a 2-2 tie. He also had a RBI single in the ninth inning. Horwitz went 3-for-3 on the day with a two-run single in the seventh inning.
Other key hits for the Bears were senior shortstop Jeff Dragicevich's RBI double down the right field line in the second inning, and senior center fielder David Weiner's RBI single up the middle in the third inning. Dragicevich and junior left fielder Justin Nelson (2-for-4, double) finished with two hits apiece.
Senior reliever Blake Read (2-0), the fourth of eight Cal pitchers, earned the win by pitching the fourth and fifth innings with two hits, one unearned run and a walk. The eight Bears pitchers combined to limit Pacific to seven hits and two unearned runs, while striking out seven Tiger batters. The losing pitcher for Pacific was starter Mike Mathews (1-6, 6.0 innings, seven hits, five runs, five walks and five strikeouts).
Cal next hosts UCLA in a three-game Pac-10 series, beginning Friday, Apr. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.