Huskies Fall, 5-2, To Bears In Berkeley
April 14, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. - A three-run seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and led California to a 5-2 win over the Washington baseball team Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference game at Evans Diamond.
California starter Matt Flemer (5-2) went the distance for the victory, limiting the Huskies to two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out six.
Husky reliever Zach Wright (2-1) suffered with the loss, as he was charged with the three runs in the seventh. Starter Tyler Davis didn't figure in the decision but worked five innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits.
Washington (17-15 overall, 4-7 in the Pac-12) grabbed the early lead in the third when freshman Andrew Ely led off with a single and eventually scored on a Jayce Ray single. In the fourth, Mac Acker reached on an error and, after advancing on an error and a single, he came in on a sacrifice fly from Ely to make it a 2-0 Husky lead.
In the bottom of the fourth, Cal's Tony Renda led off the inning with his fourth homer of the season to cut the Husky lead to one. In the fifth, the Bears drew even when Darrel Matthews led off with a single and eventually scored on a Vince Bruno groundout.
In the seventh, the Bears (19-14 overall, 4-7 Pac-12) broke through to take the lead for the first time, scoring three runs. With Matthews and Chris Paul aboard on singles, Derek Campbell doubled to left field to score two. Bruno followed with a double to drive in Campbell, accounting for the final total.
The Huskies and Golden Bears wrap up the three-game series with a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday.