May 22, 2010
BERKELEY - No. 10-ranked UCLA broke open a close game by scoring seven runs in the last two innings to defeat No. 25 California, 12-4, Saturday (May 22) at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears (27-21, 11-12) had taken a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on junior second baseman Austin Booker's two-run single to center field and sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson did not give up a hit to the Bruins (40-11, 15-8) through the first four innings. UCLA had won Friday's contest, 8-7.
Cal had scored the first runs of the game in the second inning on sophomore left fielder Danny Oh's RBI single off UCLA starter Trevor Bauer (9-3, 7.0 innings, eight hits, four runs, two earned runs, one walk, seven strikeouts) and Oh later scored on Bruin shortstop Niko Gallego's error on a ball hit by sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien.
UCLA came back with three runs in the top of the fifth inning off Anderson (4-3, 7.1 innings, eight hits, five earned runs, five walks, four strikeouts), who gave up his first hit of the game in the fifth when Brett Krill led-off with a single. Anderson later had a throwing error to third base on a bunt play and also gave up back to back RBI ground outs.
The Bears were able to overcome the 3-2 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Semien led off with a single to left field and stole second base. Freshman third baseman Tony Renda then reach on a Bruin fielding error and also later stole second base, setting up Booker's two-run single to give Cal the 4-3 lead. But that was the end of Cal's scoring as UCLA regained the lead, 6-4, with two runs in the top of the sixth inning on Gaollego's two-out, two-run double. From there, the Bruins tacked on four runs in the eighth inning and three runs in the ninth inning for the final, 12-4, margin.
The Bears finished with eight hits on the day, including two hits apiece by Renda and Semien.
Cal will next host UCLA in the third and final game of three-game Pac-10 series, Sunday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond. The Bears will honor senior pitchers Chris Petrini, Dan Wolford and Mike Cassady.