Cal Baseball Loses at Washington, 5-1
April 15, 2005
SEATTLE, WA - Sophomore center fielder Brennan Boesch hit a RBI double in the seventh inning, scoring Matt Einspahr, but that was Cal's lone hit and lone run as the Golden Bears lost at Washington, 5-1, Friday night at Husky Ballpark in Seattle. Cal fell to 23-15 overall and 5-5 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies improved to 22-13 and 3-4 in conference.
Washington's Tim Lincecum shut down the Bears, improving his record to 6-4 by throwing a complete game with one hit, one run, three walks and 11 strikeouts. The losing pitcher for Cal was junior right-hander Adam Gold (5-4), who pitched 6.7 innings with six hits, five runs, three walks and four strikeouts.
The Huskies had scored first on a RBI double by Brent Lillibridge in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Bears were able to tie the contest on Boesch's team-leading 13th double of the year, scoring Einspahr who had led off the seventh inning with a walk.
But after Cal had scored its run in the seventh to tie the game, Washington exploded for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Mike Rundle had a RBI double, Cory Rickard had a RBI single and Matt Hague had a two-run single for the Huskies off starter Gold and Bear reliever Matt Swanson.
Cal will next play the second game of the three-game Pac-10 series versus Washington, Saturday, Apr. 16 at 1 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.