Feb. 11, 1997
California Downs Saint Mary's, 17-4
MORAGA, Calif. -- California broke open a tight game with three runs in the fifth and six in the sixth inning to win 17-4 on Tuesday afternoon in a collegiate baseball game at SMC's Louis Guisto Field. Ryland Sumner (1-0) went five innings for the Golden Bears to pick up his first win of the season. Evan Rust (0-2) took the loss for SMC. California improves to 5-4 on the year, while SMC fell to 0-8.
Ivan Lewis, Preston Sharp and John Furstenthal all had three hits for Cal, while freshman Juan Hernandez was 4-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. Hernandez cranked his first home run of the season, a three-run shot over the leftfield fence in the eighth inning. Sharp drove in four runs and Dan Garfin got into the act with two hits and three RBI.
SMC was led by Olin Cohan's three hits, two of which were doubles. SMC strung together four hits in the first innings, three of which were doubles, to take a quick 2-1 lead but Cal tied the game in the second with a single run and took the lead for good in the three-run fifth.
California 110 036 060 - 17 21 0 Saint Mary's 200 001 100 - 4 8 0 Battery: Cal-Sumner, Steele (6), Gardner (7), Frey (8), Cuccias (8), Nickle (9) and Destefano, Johnson (6). SMC-Bye, Rust (5), Droz (6), Siegel (7), Tracey (8) and Waugh. 2B: Lewis (Cal), Hurlbut (SMC), Fisher (SMC), Cohan 2 (SMC), Wright (SMC). HR: Hernandez (Cal) WP: Sumner (1-0), LP: Rust (0-2) Att: 212 Records: California 5-4, Saint Mary's 0-8.