BASEBALL DROPS NON-CONFERENCE DECISION TO CALIFORNIA
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Sacramento State baseball team was shutout by the California Golden Bears by a score of 15-0 on Tuesday, May 12 at Evans Diamond.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 27-23 on the season, while the Golden Bears impoved to 23-27.
California struck first in the bottom of the second, scoring two runs on RBI singles by Marcus Semien and Brett Jackson.They went on to open the game up in the bottom of the third scoring eight runs, which included a grand slam by Jackson, to give the Golden Bears a 10-0 lead.
The home team struck for five more in the bottom of the fifth, which included a bases clearing triple by Jackson that gave him eight RBI on the day, making the score 15-0.
Sacramento State had their best scoring chance in the top of the eighth as they loaded the bases without a hit with one away, but reliever Michael Bugary induced a pair of weak popouts to the outfield to end the threat.
Chris Petrini (3-3) picked up the win for the Golden Bears, throwing two innings of hitless baseball. Sophomore righthander Chris Baek (4-5) started and picked up the loss for the Hornets, allowing seven runs on six hits in two innings of work.
Five Hornets had a lone hit apiece, senior Jeff Roth, juniors Josh Powers and Tim Wheeler, sophomore Derrick Chung and freshman Justin Lamb. Junior Brian Filice was the last Hornet out of the bullpen and pitched well, allowing just two hits while striking out a pair in two innings pitched.
The Hornets close the regular season with a four-game series at home against Fresno State, May 14-16 at Hornet Field. First pitch on Thursday, May 14 is scheduled for 3 p.m.