Feb. 20, 2013
STANFORD, CALIF. - The California baseball team lost its first contest of the 2013 season, dropping a 5-0 decision at No. 15-ranked Stanford Wednesday night (Feb. 20) at Sunken Diamond. The Golden Bears fell to 3-1 after sweeping Michigan last weekend at Evans Diamond.
Against the Cardinal, Cal scattered five hits through the game against four Stanford pitchers, but was not able to score, leaving 10 runners on base. Junior right fielder Jacob Wark gave the Bears their best chance to score when flew out to deep right field in the second inning. Wark had a hard hit single in the fourth inning.
Stanford jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, recording four hits off of Cal starter Chris Muse-Fisher, including RBI singles by Danny Diekroeger and Austin Slater. The Cardinal added another run in the bottom of the third inning on Brian Ragira's RBI ground out, and a run in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk by Alex Blandino.
Stanford's final run came on an RBI triple by Jason Ringo in the fifth inning.
The Bears next travel down to UC Irvine for a four-game series versus the No. 25-rankend Anteaters (3-0). The series starts Friday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Anteater Ballpark.