Cal Baseball Wins 8-3 at San Francisco
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/23/2010

March 23, 2010

Box Score

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - The California baseball team limited San Francisco to only five hits, and except for giving up a three-run homer in the fifth inning, stifled the Dons in an 8-3 win Tuesday (March 23) at Dante Benedetti Diamond in San Francisco. The Golden Bears (12-7) were led offensively by freshman right fielder Jimmy Bosco's two-run double in the fourth inning and sophomore outfielder Chad Bunting's clutch two-run single in the seventh inning and RBI double in the ninth. USF fell to 11-11.

Cal senior right-handed reliever Daniel Wolford picked up the win (1-1, 1.1 inning, no hits, no runs, one walk, one strikeout) when he replaced senior left-hander Chris Petrini (4.2 innings, four hits, three runs, one walk, five strikeouts) in the fourth inning. The Bears also received solid relief pitching from junior right-hander Kevin Miller (2.0 innings, no hits, no runs) and sophomore right-hander Dixon Anderson (1.0 inning, one hit, no runs).

Cal scored the first runs of the game in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk by freshman third baseman Tony Renda, an RBI infield single by freshman designated hitter Devin Rodriguez and Bosco's two-run double off USF freshman right-hander Abe Bobb (1-2, 3.1 innings, five hits, four runs, two walks).

The Dons got their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Robert Abel hit a three-run homer to left field off Petrini to make the score, 4-3. Yet, Cal came back strong with two runs in both the seventh and ninth innings. Bunting came in as a pinch hitter with two outs in the seventh inning and promptly hit a two-run single to center field. He then joined fellow sophomore Matt Flemer with back-to-back RBI doubles in the top of the ninth inning.

Sophomore right fielder Danny Oh and sophomore catcher Chadd Krist added two hits apiece for the Bears.

The Bears will next play at No. 1-ranked (Collegiate Baseball) Arizona State to open their Pac-10 slate. Cal begins the three-game series, Friday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The top-ranked Sun Devils are 20-0 on the season.

Home Runs:

Cal: None.

San Francisco: Abel, three-run homer in the fifth inning.