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Late Homers Not Enough In Loss At No. 10 FSU

Mar 5, 2022
Hance Smith tallied two hits in Cal's 7-4 loss to No. 10 Florida State on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Dylan Beavers and Rodney Green Jr. homered in the sixth and ninth innings but it was too little too late as California dropped game two, 7-4, and the series against No. 10 Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium.
 
The Seminoles (7-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the second inning and extended it to six runs at 7-1 by the sixth frame. Steven Zobac struck out a career-high seven batters but took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 4.0 innings pitched.
 
A solo home run by Beavers got Cal (5-5) on the board in the sixth. Nathan Martorella's sacrifice fly in the eighth made it a 7-2 contest before Green Jr. ripped his second home run of the season in the ninth to make it just a three-run deficit.
 
Tucker Bougie, making his career debut, struck out three Seminoles in 1.1 innings pitched and Vaughn Mauterer tossed a scoreless eighth.
 
Full recap to follow…
 
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Cal concludes its series at No. 10 Florida State at 9 a.m. PT Sunday. The finale will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
 
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