March 27, 2010
TEMPE, ARIZ. -The California baseball team was limited to four hits and it lost its second game at No. 1 Arizona State, 6-1, Saturday night at Packard Stadium in Tempe. The Golden Bears got their lone run in the sixth inning on sophomore left fielder Danny Oh's solo home run to right center field. Cal fell to 12-9 overall in 0-2 in the Pac-10. ASU improved to 22-0 on the year and 2-0 in conference.
The game was scoreless through the first four innings until the Sun Devils broke through with four runs in the fifth inning on an RBI groundout by Johnny Ruettiger and a three-run homer to left field by Deven Marrero of the Bears' freshman left-hander Justin Jones (4-2, 6.0 innings, seven hits, five runs, six walks, four strikeouts).
Cal came back with a run in the sixth on Oh's homer (his second of the season) off ASU starter Merrill Kelly (6.1 innings, two hits, one run, two walks, five strikeouts).
But the Sun Devils answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single to center field by Zach Wilson to take a 5-1 lead. ASU added an unearned run in the eighth inning for the final 6-1 margin when Austin Barnes had an RBI single off the Bears' sophomore reliever Matt Flemer (2.0 innings, two hits, one unearned run, one strikeout).
The Bears will next play the Sun Devils in the third game of the three-game series, Sunday, March 28 at 12:30 p.m. at Packard Stadium. Cal had lost to ASU, 12-5, Friday night.
Cal: Oh, solo home run in the sixth inning.
Arizona State: Marrero, three-run homer in the fifth inning.