Baseball Bombed by California, 10-0
March 20, 1999
BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior Jon Shirley held the Washington baseball team to only two hits en route to throwing a complete- game shutout as the Bears won, 10-0, in both teams Pac-10 Conference opener.
The game was the first for both teams in the newly unified Pac-10, which had been broken into two divisions for the last 29 seasons. Washington fell to 11-5 overall, 0-1 in the league while the Golden Bears improved to 11-17, 1-0.
Shirley (4-2) saw his no-hit bid broken in the sixth inning when Husky shortstop Greg Brooks led off with a single to left field. He walked five but struck out nine to out-perform Husky ace Jeff Heaverlo. Heaverlo (4-1) suffered his first loss of the season thanks in part to a defense that committed five errors. Heaverlo worked six and one-third innings, allowing six earned runs on seven hits, four walks and eight strikeouts.
The Golden Bears, holding a 1-0 lead, scored three runs in the fifth, thanks to three Husky errors in the inning, a solo homer from David Sark and one Mike Tonis two doubles on the day. In the seventh, with another run across already, Heaverlo loaded the bases for second baseman Clint Hoover, who blasted a grand slam to make it 9-0 and put the game away.
In the eighth, Marc Rittenhouse reached on a infield single to increase his hitting streak to 15 games and account for the second UW hit. Tonis finished the day 3-for-5.
Last season, Cal pitcher Jason Dennis shut Washington out, 6-0, in Seattle, the last shutout against the Huskies.
The Huskies and Bears continue the three-game series Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference California 10, Washington 0 Washington 000 000 000 -- 0 2 5 California 010 030 51x -- 10 8 0 Jeff Heaverlo, Matt Hampton (7) and Dominic Woody. Jon Shirley and Mike Tonis. W - Shirley (4-2). L - Heaverlo (4-1). 2B - Cal, Tonis 2. HR - Cal, David Sark (1), Clint Hoover (3). T - 2:37. A - 226.