May 2, 2010
BERKELEY - The No. 20-ranked (Collegiate Baseball) Cal baseball team recorded its third Pac-10 sweep of the season with a 9-3 victory over Oregon State Sunday (May 2) at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears were paced by a solid outing from sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson and strong hitting from freshman designated hitter Devin Rodriguez and sophomore right fielder Danny Oh. Cal improved to 26-15 overall and 11-7 in conference play, while the Beavers dipped to 21-17 and 4-11 in league. The Bears are now alone in second place in the Pac-10 standings behind No. 1-ranked Arizona State (38-5, 14-4).
Cal has now captured Pac-10 sweeps against No. 19 Arizona, USC and Oregon State during the 2010 campaign.
The Bears started Sunday off well by tallying three runs in the bottom of the first inning off OSU starter Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.0 innings, six hits, seven earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts) on an RBI single by sophomore catcher Chadd Krist, an RBI single by Rodriguez and an RBI grounder by sophomore center fielder Chad Bunting.
The Beavers came back to make it a one-run game, 3-2, with two runs in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Stefen Romero and a fielder's choice RBI from Parker Berberet.
But Cal responded with a six-run explosion in the bottom of the fourth inning, bringing up 10 batters. Sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien had an RBI single to center, Oh scored on a wild pitch, junior second baseman Brian Guinn had a bases loaded walk, junior Mark Canha was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, the Bears scored on a double play ball and Rodriguez had an RBI single to right field to make the scored 9-2.
OSU tacked on one more run on Adalberto Santos' solo home run in the fifth inning for the final 9-3 margin.
Rodriguez finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Oh was a perfect 3-for-3.
"I am real proud of our team and the way we bounced back after last weekend's close losses at Stanford and Wednesday's close loss at UC Davis," said Cal coach David Esquer. "It just proves that our young team is resilient and indicates how hard we have practiced."
Cal will next travel to Sacramento State for a non-league game, Tuesday, May 4. The Bears will then continue Pac-10 play with a three-game series at Washington State, Saturday May 8 through Monday May 10 in Pullman, Wash. Game times are 5:30 p.m., 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Oregon State: Santos, solo home run in the fifth inning.