No. 25 BYU Drops Close Game to Cal
BERKELEY, Calif. – No. 25 BYU baseball gave up three unanswered runs to fall to Cal by a score of 3-2 on Monday.
"We played a solid game today," BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. "A couple small execution things cost us."
- BYU went up 2-0 in the fifth inning, but the Bears answered with two in the bottom of the fifth and the game-winning run in the seventh
- The loss snapped BYU’s five-game winning streak
- Mitch McIntyre: 2-3, 2B, R
- Casey Jacobsen: 1-2, 3B, R, RBI
BYU (29-11) and Cal (24-15) battled through four scoreless innings until the Cougars strung together a collection of hits in the top of the fifth to score two. With Mitch McIntyre on second after a double, Casey Jacobsen hit a two-out triple to left field to bring McIntyre home. Danny Gelalich followed in the ensuing at-bat with an infield single to bring in Jacobsen.
Cougar starter Jarod Lessar threw four strikeouts in his 4.0 innings pitched, allowing just a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth. Drew Zimmerman then entered the game, drawing two outs before a double and an RBI-single tied the game, 2-2.
The Bears took the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning on a double to right center that scored the runner from second. With runners on second and third with one out, BYU turned the 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
The heart of the order came up for BYU in the top of the ninth, but went down in order to end the game.
BYU will next play three at Loyola Marymount starting Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. PT on TheW.tv, BYU Radio and ESPN 960 AM.