April 25, 1997

Cal Baseball Trounced by No. 5 Stanford, 14-2

BERKELEY, Calif. - The California baseball team fell to Bay Area rival Stanford, 14-2, Friday at Evans Diamond. The Bears fall to 17-32 overall and 3-22 in conference play, while the No. 5 ranked Cardinal improve to 31-13 overall and 15-7 in league.

Stanford pounded out 16 hits, including seven home runs against six Cal pitchers, on the way to the 14-2 win. Two Cardinal players, catcher Jon Schaeffer and third baseman Josh Hochgesang, had two home runs apiece. Chris Clark, Jody Gerut and Nick Day also hit home runs for Stanford. The Cardinal scored in every inning except the sixth.

The Bears, who had 11 hits, got their two runs came on solo home runs by junior designated hitter Aaron Gordnier. Gordnier had a home run in the sixth and the eighth inning. There were a total of nine home runs hit in the game.

The winning pitcher for Stanford was junior starter Kyle Peterson (8-2), who pitched 8.0 innings with 10 hits, two runs, two walks and four strikeouts. The losing pitcher was Cal starter Drew Fischer, who went 2.7 innings with six hits, seven runs, two walks and two strikeouts.

Cal will play the second game of the three-game series Saturday, Apr. 26 at 1 p.m. at Stanford's Sunken Diamond. The third game of the series will be played Sunday, Apr. 27 at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond.


Stanford: Jon Schaeffer, two-run homer in the first and solo home run in the eighth. Chris Clark, solo home run in the second. Jody Gerut, three-run homer in the third. Josh Hochgesang, solo home run in the fifth and solo home run in the eighth. Nick Day, solo home run in the ninth.

Cal: Aaron Gordnier, solo home run in the sixth and solo home run in the eighth.