April 24, 2010
STANFORD, CALIF. - Freshman Jimmy Bosco hit two home runs and Cal scored 12 runs on 15 hits, but that was not enough to overcome some shaky defense and 19 Stanford hits as the Cardinal defeated the Golden Bears, 15-12, Saturday afternoon (April 24) at Sunken Diamond. No. 15-ranked Cal dropped to 23-13 overall and 8-6 in the Pac-10, while the Cardinal improved to 20-13 and 9-5 in league. Stanford had captured Friday's night game, 3-2.
The Bears committed four errors, including three in the third inning when Cal gave up six runs to the Cardinal after having jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning on Bosco's lead-off homer and RBI singles by Danny Oh and Mark Canha. The Cardinal also scored a run in the fourth inning, six more runs in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth inning.
To the Bears' credit, they did not quit, scoring a run in the fourth inning on freshman center fielder Darrel Matthew's RBI single, and at least one run in each of the last four innings, including three-run innings in the sixth and eighth innings. In the sixth, Bosco again led-off the inning with a home run and senior catcher Eddie Hsieh had a two-run single. In the eighth inning, freshman third baseman Tony Renda had an RBI double and junior second baseman Austin Booker had a two-run double.
The losing pitcher for the Bears was freshman left-hander Justin Jones (8-3), who threw 4.0 innings with 10 hits, six earned runs, two walks and three strikeouts. The winning pitcher for the Cardinal was reliever Dean McArdie (2-0, 2.0 innings, three hits, three runs, three walks), who had replaced starter Jordan Pries in the fourth inning.
Besides Bosco going 3-for-3 with two solo home runs, junior second baseman/shortstop Brian Guinn was 3-for-6.
Cal will next face Bay Area rival Stanford in the third game of the three-game Pac-10 series, Sunday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.
Cal: Bosco, solo home run in the third inning. Bosco, solo home run in the sixth inning.
Stanford: Colin Walsh, two-run homer in the sixth inning.