PULLMAN, WASH. – Cal baseball dropped the first game of a three-game Pac-12 series at Washington State, 3-0, Friday night (April 4) at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman, Wash. The Golden Bears (14-13, 3-4) were limited to five hits, two of which were by senior designated hitter Devon Rodriguez, as Cougar starter Joe Pistorese threw a complete game.
WSU improved to 13-13 overall and 4-3 in conference play. The Cougars were able to get three runs off of Cal’s freshman right-hander Daulton Jefferies (2-3), who went 7.0 innings with eight hits, three runs, two earned runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Pistorese improved his record to 2-1 (9.0 innings, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts).
Besides Rodriguez’s two hits – which included a double to center field in the fourth inning – sophomore right fielder Brian Celsi, Farney and sophomore first baseman Nick Halamandaris also got hits for the Bears. Farney has now hit safely in 17 of 20 games this season.
Cal will next play WSU in the second game of the three-game series, Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at Bailey-Brayton Field.