May 18, 2010
BERKELEY - The No. 25-ranked Cal baseball team was able to tie the game, 1-1, in the fourth inning on sophomore catcher Chadd Krist's sacrifice fly, but then yielded five runs in the last four innings and fell, 6-1, to San Francisco Tuesday (May 18) at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears (27-19), who only had four hits on the day, were led by freshman third baseman Tony Renda, who was 2-for-4 with a double.
The losing pitcher for the Bears was senior left-hander Chris Petrini (1-1), who threw 5.0 innings with five hits, three runs, three walks and two strikeouts. The Dons were paced by the pitching of left-hander Jordan Remer, who evened his record to 2-2 by throwing 7.2 innings with three hits, one run, one walk and three strikeouts. Doug Murray earned his second save of the year by pitching the final 1.1 innings (one hit, one strikeout).
USF scored first with a run in the third inning on Robert Abel's RBI single up the middle. Cal tied the contest in the bottom of the fourth when Renda led-off the inning with a double down the left field line, advanced to third base on junior second baseman Brian Guinn's sacrifice bunt, and scored on Krist's sacrifice fly to left field.
But that was the highlight for the Bears as the Dons came back with two runs in the sixth inning when Ryan Lipkin led-off with a solo home run down the left field line and Nik Balog later scored on Adam Clear's sacrifice fly. USF went on to score a run in the seventh inning on Stephen Yarrow's chop single to second base, and two runs in the top of the ninth inning on RBI singles by Lipkin and Chris Dittmann for the final 6-1 margin.
Cal will next host No. 10 ranked UCLA (37-11, 13-8) in its final three-game Pac-10 home series, May 21-23, at Evans Diamond.
San Francisco: Ryan Lipkin, solo home run in the sixth inning.