Mar. 18, 1997

Cal Baseball Defeats Washington State, 7-6 In 10 Innings

BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of California baseball team defeated visiting Pacific-10 Conference Northern Division foe Washington State, 7-6 in 10 innings, Tuesday at Evans Diamond. Cal improves to 13-17 overall, while Washington State falls to 2-15. It was the Bears third extra-inning game this season (1-2).

Cal catcher Jason Hill knocked in the game-winning RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the Bears to the win. Washington State reliever Marcus Glaze had replaced Todd Meldahl (1-1) with the bases loaded and was able to get John Furstenthal to fly out to left field before yielding the single to Hill. Meldahl had given up back-to-back-to-back singles to Jim Schmidt, Brian Oliver and Aaron Gordnier to begin the bottom of the 10th inning.

The winning pitcher for Cal was reliever Tyler Walker (3-1), who came in in the eighth inning and pitched 2.3 innings with one hit, no runs, one walk and had four strikeouts. Walker struck out the side in the Cougars 10th inning.

The leading hitter for the Bears was sophomore shortstop Brian Oliver, who was 3-for-4 with a double. Top Washington State hitters were Scott Randall (2-for-4, double) and Steve Gleason (2-for-4, two RBI)

Cal will next travel to Stanford for the first game of a three-game series, beginning Saturday, Mar. 22 at 1 p.m. at Sunken Diamond.