Cal Baseball Loses at Sacramento State, 9-4

April 12, 2005

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California baseball team allowed Sacramento State to hit a season-high three home runs as the Hornets defeated the Golden Bears, 9-4, Tuesday afternoon at Hornet Field in Sacramento. Cal fell to 23-14 overall, while the Hornets improved to 13-20.

The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Bears struck first on a sacrifice fly by junior left fielder Allen Craig, scoring Chris Errecart, who had started the inning with a single off of Sac. State starter Travis Lane (1-2, 7.3, four hits, two runs, three walks, six strikeouts). Errecart had advanced to third on a double by center fielder Brennan Boesch.

The Hornets responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth on a three-run homer by David Flores off of Cal starter Joe Todoroff (3-2, 5.0 innings, eight hits, five runs, three walks, eight strikeouts). Sac. State added two runs in the fifth on a bases loaded single by Taylor Watanabe, two runs in the sixth on a fielder's choice RBI by Matt Wilson and a RBI single by Pedro Santiago, and had solo home runs in the seventh (Brian Conradi) and eighth innings (Brett Flowers).

The Bears did comeback with three runs in the top of the eighth on a RBI double by Boesch, and a two-run pinch-hit home run by junior Jeremy Burchett.

Boesch and Errecart led Cal with two hits apiece. Boesch was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI on his 20th birthday, and is now batting a team-leading .401 on the season.

Cal will next travel to Seattle for a three-game Pac-10 series at Washington, beginning Friday, Apr. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.

Home Runs:

Cal: Burchett, two-run homer in the eighth inning.

Sac. State: Flores, three-run homer in the fourth. Conradi, solo home run in the seventh. Flowers, solo home run in the eighth.

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