March 1, 2013
HOUSTON, TEXAS -For the second game in a row the Cal baseball team struggled, dropping a 9-0 decision to Baylor Friday (March 1) during the first day of the Astros Foundation College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Sophomore shortstop Chris Paul doubled for the Golden Bears (4-5) in the fourth inning.
The contest against the Baylor Bears (4-5) was close through the first four innings, with Cal senior left-hander Justin Jones (0-1) giving up two runs on seven hits, three walks and a strikeout. However, the Bears yielded seven runs in the next two innings to put the game out of reach.
Cal was also limited to only three hits offensively. Besides Paul's double in the fourth inning off of Baylor starter Dillon Newman (2-0, 7.0 innings, three hits, no walks, eight strikeouts), junior right fielder Jacob Wark had a single to center field in the second inning and junior second baseman Mike Reuvekamp had a single to right center field in the fifth inning.
Cal will face another tough battle Saturday at the Astros Foundation College Classic at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. The Bears take on No. 1-ranked North Carolina March 2 at 12 p.m. Central Time and then play host Houston, Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m. Central Time. Cal competes at Rice on Monday, March 4 at 3 p.m. Central Time at Reckling Park.
After nine games this season, the Bears are led offensively by junior designated hitter Devon Rodriguez, who is batting .364 (12-for-33) with three doubles and six RBI. Wark, also a tight end on the Cal football team, is hitting .323 (10-for-31) with a double, two triples and five RBI.