March 14, 2006
Berkeley, CA- The Saint Mary's baseball team suffered a 6-0 decision to the California Golden Bears Tuesday afternoon from Evans Diamond on the Berkeley campus. The Gaels out-hit the Bears 7-5 but were unable to translate the hits into runs. After the loss, SMC falls to 11-8 on the year while Cal improves to 10-8.
Senior pitcher Ian Farmer was dealing early, throwing a no-no through five, but tough errors and some walks enabled the Bears to score a hitless run in the fourth. Mike Van Winden was able to score on a wild pitch after being walked to lead off the inning.
In the sixth, the Bears were able to put two on the board when Allen Craig doubled down the left field line to bring in Brennan Boesch. After Craig stole third, Josh Satin enabled Craig to score on an error.
The Bears tacked on one more in the seventh when Travis Howell singled through the right side to bring in Rob Nesbitt, who was earlier walked.
Cal ended its scoring in the eighth when it added two more. Craig started the inning with his second double of the game. He was later driven in by a single to right field by Kyle Spraker. The Bears rounded out their scoring on a wild pitch that scored Satin.
Offensively, the Gaels were led by junior Eric Cattoni and senior Adam Hicks. Cattoni finished the day 2-for-4 while Hicks added a 2-for-3 performance. Senior Sam Carter saw his 16-game hit streak snapped after a 0-for-4 day from the plate.
The Bears were led by Craig's 2-for-3 day, adding two runs scored and two doubles. Spraker and Howell each tallied RBIs for Cal.
Farmer (1-4) recorded the loss after allowing three hits and three earned in 6 1/3 innings pitched. Freshman Ryan Doyle came in and allowed one earned while striking out two in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Freshman Chris Petrini earned his first victory for Cal as the Bears threw eight different pitchers over the course of the game.
Saint Mary's will return to action when it heads to Cedar City, UT to face the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The first game of the three-game series is scheduled for Friday, March 17, with first pitch slated for 2 p.m. from Thunderbird Park.