April 5, 2013
TUCSON, ARIZ. - Cal baseball gave up five runs in the second inning to defending national champion Arizona and ended up falling to the Wildcats, 10-1, Friday (April 5) in the first game of a three game Pac-12 series at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson.
The Golden Bears, who were limited to seven hits on the evening, got a triple in the eighth inning from sophomore second baseman Brenden Farney and scored in the ninth inning on freshman Brian Celsi's RBI infield single with the bases loaded.
Cal dropped to 16-14 overall and 5-5 in conference, while Arizona improved to 19-11 and 4-6 in league play. The two teams play the second game of the series Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at Hi Corbett Field. The Sunday, April 7 contest will be shown at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.
The Wildcats were paced by junior right-hander Konner Wade (3-2), who threw 8.2 innings with six hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Farney got two of the Bears' seven hits with a single in the ninth inning.
Cal freshman Ryan Mason (4-1) suffered the first loss of his college career, throwing 6.0 innings with 12 hits, eight runs, no walks and two strikeouts.