No. 25 Cal Baseball Topped by No. 10 UCLA, 11-2
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/23/2010

May 23, 2010

Box Score

BERKELEY - Senior catcher Eddie Hsieh hit his first home run as a Golden Bear on Senior Day, but that was one of the few highlights for Cal as it fell to No. 10-ranked UCLA, 11-2, in the final game of a three-game Pac-10 series Sunday (May 23) at Evans Diamond. The Bears dipped to 27-22 overall, 11-13 in conference after losing Friday's contest, 8-7, and Saturday's game, 12-4. The Bruins improved to 41-11 and 16-8 in league.

It was the final home game of the 2010 season for Cal, which travels to Pacific on Tuesday before visiting Oregon for the final Pac-10 series, May 28-30, in Eugene.

UCLA scored seven runs in the first two innings off the Bears' freshman left-hander Justin Jones (9-5, 2.0 innings, seven hits, seven runs, three earned runs, one strikeout) and did not look back. Meanwhile, Bruin starter Rob Rasmussen improved his record to 8-2 by going 6.2 innings with two hits, one run, two walks, six strikeouts. Cal's first hit of the game was when Hsieh, who transferred from San Jose City College last season, led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a towering shot over the left field fence.

Junior right-hander Kevin Miller (4.1 innings, six hits, two runs, one walk, four strikeouts) replaced Jones in the third inning and was able to keep the Bruins scoreless from the third through the sixth innings.

The Bears were finally able to get their second run of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning when sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien led-off the inning with a single up the middle and later scored on freshman first baseman Devin Rodriguez's sacrifice fly to left field.

Besides Hsieh's home run and Semien's single, sophomore left fielder Danny Oh and freshman Brett Bishop also recorded hits for Cal.

Home Runs:

UCLA: Dean Espy, two-run homer in the second inning.

Cal: Eddie Hsieh, solo home run in the fifth inning.