Bears Falter In Stockton
STOCKTON, Calif.– California committed a trio of throwing errors – resulting in four unearned runs allowed – and mustered just four hits offensively in a 5-2 loss to Pacific at Klein Family Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers (2-1) never trailed as they raced out to a 3-0 advantage by the end of the second inning. Cal freshman Paulshawn Pasqualotto took the loss on the mound in his collegiate debut despite four of his five runs allowed being unearned. The right-hander scattered six hits over 3.2 innings pitched and struck out five Tigers.
Pacific's lone earned run came in the fourth frame on a solo home run by James McClenaghan, making it a 4-1 contest.
The Golden Bears (1-2) plated one run in both the third and fifth innings. Keshawn Ogans scored on a throwing error in the third while Darren Baker crossed home plate on a wild pitch two innings later.
Three Bears were effective in relief on the mound, as Steven Zobac, Aaron Roberts and Mitch Benson tossed a combined 4.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts to just one walk and four hits allowed.
Jag Burden went 2-for-3 with a double in his first career start.
Cal looks to split the four-game series with Pacific when the two teams clash at 5 p.m. PT Monday at Klein Family Field in Stockton.
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