Cal Baseball Falls to Arizona, 5-1; Game Two Suspended at 4-4 After 12 Innings.
April 1, 2006
BERKELEY, CALIF. - In a long day of baseball, California fell to Arizona, 5-1, in the first game of a doubleheader, and then played in a marathon 12 inning second game that was called due to darkness with the score tied, 4-4. The two teams will try to finish the third game of the series, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Apr. 2 at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears are now 15-12-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the Pac-10, while the Wildcats are 12-13-1 and 1-1-1 in league play.
In game two, Cal came back from a 4-0 deficit by scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI single by Josh Satin, two runs in the seventh on a two-run homer by Brennan Boesch, and the game tying RBI on a bases loaded walk by Boesch in the bottom of the ninth. Besides Boesch going 1-for-4 with three RBI, senior shortstop Allen Craig is currently 5-for-6 in game two.
Both teams had opportunities to win the game in extra-innings, with the last key play being the Bears' freshman right fielder Charlie Cutler throwing Arizona's Colt Sedbrook out at the plate after a two-out single by Matt Denker in the top of the 12th inning.
In game one, Arizona scored three runs in the sixth inning off of Cal freshman right-hander Tyson Ross (4-3, 6.3 innings, six hits, three runs, two earned runs, no walks, four strikeouts), on a squeeze play by Derek Decater and RBI singles by Jason Donald and Bill Rhinehart. Ross had not given up a hit until Jon Gaston led of the sixth with a drag bunt single.The Wildcats added two runs in the top of the ninth on bases loaded walks by Brad Boyer and Decater. Cal got its lone run in the first game on a RBI single by Chris Errecart in the bottom of the ninth.
The winning pitcher for Arizona in game one was Brad Mills (3-1), who threw 6.0 innings with four hits, no runs two walks and seven strikeouts. Mark Melancon earned his fourth save (3.0 innings, four hits, one unearned run, three walks, four strikeouts). Chris Errecart went 4-for-5 with an RBI and Mike Van Winden was 3-for-5 with a double.
Home Runs Game One:
Home Runs Game Two:
Cal: Boesch, two-run homer in the seventh inning.