Cal Baseball Has Four Players Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10
June 2, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, CA - The University of California baseball program had four players - sophomore right-hander Adam Gold, junior right-hander Jesse Ingram, junior infielder David Nicholson and senior center fielder David Weiner - who were selected 2004 Pacific-10 Conference Honorable Mention, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.
Gold finished the year 6-7 with a 4.47 ERA and led the Bears with 89 strikeouts in 94.7 innings pitched (eighth in the Pac-10). He was the Feb. 23 NCBWA National Co-Pitcher of the Week after being one out away from a no-hitter at Fresno State Feb. 21, throwing 9.0 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts. As a result of his performance at Fresno State, Gold was on the Roger Clemens Award Watch List for the majority of the season. He was earlier named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
Ingram was Cal's top reliever this year, leading the Pac-10 with 10 saves and 30 appearances. His 10 saves were also a school-record for single-season saves and he now has 19 career saves, second on the Bears' all-time save list. Ingram finished the year with 49 strikeouts in 50.7 innings and a 3.02 ERA. He was a second team Pac-10 All-Academic selection as well, majoring in political science.
Cal's leading hitter this season, Nicholson finished with a team-best .367 average with a team-high 50 runs, 77 hits, 14 doubles and .438 on-base percentage. He is currently fifth in the Pac-10 in both batting average and hits. Nicholson also had a career-high 18-game hitting streak during the year and hit .360 with runners in scoring position.
Weiner had the best season of his college campaign, batting .338 with a team-high nine home runs and 43 RBI. He finished the year on a 13-game hitting streak from Apr. 20 to May 30, going 19-for-53 (.358) with three doubles, a triple, a home run and eight RBI to wrap-up his Cal career. Weiner also had a 15-game hitting streak during the season, hit a three-run homer against Washington on his 23rd birthday and finished with a team-best .367 average with runners in scoring position. He was an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection as well.
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