Cal Baseball Loses to No. 6 Arizona State, 15-2

April 28, 2007

BERKELEY, CALIF. - No. 6-ranked Arizona State scored three runs in the first inning and ended up scoring in seven of nine innings on the way to a 15-2 victory over California Saturday in a Pac-10 contest at Evans Diamond. The two teams will now play the rubber match on Sunday, Apr. 29 at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond as the Golden Bears had won Friday's game, 4-2. Cal dropped to 22-21 overall and 6-8 in the Pac-10. The Sun Devils improved to 34-11 and 11-3 in conference play.

Down 8-0, the Bears scored their two runs in the sixth and seventh innings off of ASU starting freshman right-hander Mike Leake, who improved his record to 10-1 by throwing 8.0 innings with five hits, two runs, four walks and four strikeouts. In the sixth inning, junior second baseman Josh Satin hit a double to left-center field to lead-off the inning and later scored on junior first baseman Mike Van Winden's RBI single to right field. Cal added another run in the seventh inning on senior third baseman Stephen Carlson's two-out homer to right-center field.

The losing pitcher for Cal was junior right-hander Alex Rollin, whose record fell to 7-3 (2.0 innings, four hits, four runs, one walk). The Sun Devils set the tone of the game by starting with a double by Tim Smith, an RBI single by Eric Sogard and then a two-run homer by Brett Wallace. ASU went on to score single runs in the second and third innings, three runs in the fifth inning, three runs in the eighth inning and four runs in the ninth inning. Kiel Roling went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and a team-high four RBI to lead the Sun Devils.

Home Runs:

Arizona State: Wallace, two-run homer in the first inning. Matt Hall, solo home run in the second inning. Roling, three-run homer in the ninth inning.

Cal: Carlson, solo home run in the seventh inning.

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