No. 7 Cal Baseball Loses to Oregon State, 9-2

April 6, 2008

BERKELEY, CALIF. - The No. 7-ranked California baseball team fell behind early and could not recover, falling to two-time defending national champion Oregon State, 9-2, Sunday in the final game of a three-game Pac-10 series at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears, who won, 5-2, Friday and, 9-3, Saturday, to captured the series, dropped to 21-7-1 overall and 4-2 in conference. The Beavers improved to 15-10 overall and 3-3 in league play.

The losing pitcher for Cal was senior right-hander Alex Rollin (3-1), who lost his first game of the season, giving up nine hits, four runs, one walk with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings. The winning pitcher for OSU was sophomore Jorge Reyes, last year's College World Series MVP, who improved his record to 2-1, throwing 6.2 innings with five hits, two runs, one earned run, one walk and five strikeouts.

The Bears were able to get a pair of runs off of Reyes, scoring a run in the third inning on junior first baseman David Cooper's sacrifice fly to left. Cooper provided Cal with its second run with a lead-off homer to left in the sixth inning, his 13th home run of the year. Sophomore third baseman Jeff Kobernus had a triple in the fourth inning for the Bears and finished the day 2-for-4.

Oregon State ended with 13 hits, including Drew George going 4-for-4 with two RBI.

The Bears will new host Bay Area rival Stanford in a non-league game, Monday, Apr. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.

Home Runs:

Oregon State: None.

Cal: Cooper, solo home run in the sixth inning.

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