Feb. 24, 2010
BERKELEY, CALIF. - The California baseball team (3-1), after a successful weekend winning three straight over Southern Utah, struggled Wednesday versus UC Davis, falling 8-0 in a non-league contest Feb. 24 at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears, who had outscored Southern Utah 46-0, was limited to five hits and gave up 17 hits to the Aggies (3-1). Sophomore catcher Chadd Krist had two of Cal's five hits, including a double in the fifth inning to raise his batting average to .533 (8-for-15) with three doubles, a triple and a home run on the year.
The winning pitcher for UC Davis was sophomore left-hander Nathan Slater (1-0), who threw 6.0 innings with four hits, one walk and four strikeouts. The losing pitcher for the Bears was junior right-hander Kevin Miller (3.2 innings, nine hits, four runs, two walks, three strikeouts). Three freshman pitchers - left-hander Joe Kurrasch and right-handers Michael Lowden and Trevor Hildenberger - threw the completion of the game for Cal, with Lowden performing the best allowing two hits, no runs with a strikeout in 2.0 innings of relief.
Besides Krist's double, sophomore shortstop Marcus Semien had the other extra base hit for the Bears with a double in the third inning. Sophomore right fielder Danny Oh and freshman center fielder Darrel Matthews had the other two hits for Cal. Daniel Cepin went 5-for-5 with three RBI for the Aggies.
The Bears next enter the Cal State Bakersfield Tournament, Feb. 26-28. Cal opens the tournament Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. versus Central Michigan. The Bears then take on Bay Area rival Saint Mary's on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m., before taking on host Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Cal's next home contests will be March 5-7 when it hosts SEC foe Arkansas. Game times are 1:30 p.m. March 5 and 1 p.m. March 6 and March 7.
UC Davis: None