Cal Baseball Defeats Pacific, 13-5
April 28, 1999
BERKELEY, CA - The University of California baseball team, led by the hitting of Mike Tonis and Xavier Nady, defeated visiting Pacific, 13-5, Wednesday at Evans Diamond. Cal improves to 22-29 overall, while Pacific falls to 27-19. It was the third time this season the Bears had defeated Pacific.
Cal never trailed the Tigers after scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning. Key hits for the Bears in the second included an RBI by Nady, a two-run double by Tonis and an RBI single by Clint Hoover. The Bears also scored three runs in both the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh inning, Sam Petke had an RBI double and Rob Meyer had a two-run double. In the ninth inning, Nady had and RBI double and Tonis hit a two-run homer, his 15th home run of the season.
Tonis finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Nady was 3-for-5 with two RBI.
The winning pitcher for the Bears was David Cash, who improved his record to 5-0 by pitching 4.0 innings with five hits, two runs, one walk and six strikeouts. The losing pitcher for Pacific was starter Jason Walker (1-5, 1.3 innings, four hits, three earned runs, three walks). Todd Bramble was 3-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in the fifth inning for Tigers.
Cal will next host Arizona in a three-game conference series, beginning Friday Apr. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
Home Runs: Pacific: Bramble, two-run homer in the fifth. Cal: Tonis, two-run homer in the eighth.