PULLMAN, WASH. - Senior left fielder Vince Bruno went 3-for-3 with a home run, but Cal baseball still fell, 3-1, Saturday (April 5) at Washington State. The Golden Bears dipped to 14-13 overall and 3-5 in the Pac-12. The Cougars, who also won 3-0 on Friday, improved to 14-13 and 5-3 in conference play.
WSU had taken a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Trek Stemp doubled off of Cal senior left-hander Kyle Porter (4-2, 7.0 innings, nine hits, two runs, no walks, five strikeouts) and later scored on a Nick Tanielu sacrifice fly.
The Bears came back to tie the contest, 1-1, in the top of the fifth inning when Bruno hit a one-out homer to right center field off of Cougar starter Tanner Chleborad (2-2, 7.1 innings, six hits, one run, no walks, one strikeout).
But, WSU took the lead for good with a run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Matt Mendenhall after back-to-back doubles off of Porter, and added an insurance run in the eighth inning off of Cal senior reliever Trevor Hildenberger on Yale Rosen's RBI double.