January 29, 1999
HONOLULU, HI - The University of California baseball team lost the second game of the three-game series at Hawaii, 5-2, Friday at Rainbow Stadium in Honolulu. The Bears go to 0-3 on the year, while the Rainbows improved to 5-0. Hawaii had defeated Cal, 9-3, on Thursday.
The Rainbows won their second game of the three-game series against the Bears behind the strong pitching of starter Randon Ho and the hitting of Jamie Aloy. Ho improved his record to 2-0 by going 7.7 innings with four hits, no earned runs, one walk and four strikeouts. Aloy, who was Hawaii's winning pitcher on Thursday, was 3-for-4 and had a key two-run single in the second inning.
The losing pitcher for Cal was junior starter Jon Shirley (0-1), who went 5.0 innings with five hits, two earned runs, five walks and six strikeouts. The Bears fell behind the Rainbows, 3-0, after two innings, but scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to get within, 3-2. Hawaii finally got a cushion when Cal reliever David Cash (3.0 innings, five hits, no earned runs, two walks, two strikeouts) walked two batters with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
Despite the fact the Rainbows outhit the Bears, 10-5, Cal pitchers forced Hawaii to leave 13 runners on base.
The leading hitter for the Bears was sophomore third baseman Xavier Nady, who went 2-for-4 with a double.
Cal will play the third game of the three-game series against Hawaii, Saturday at 6:05 p.m. HST.