'Dogs Downed By Cal, 8-1
March 8, 2013
By: Matt Burkholder
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball team lost 8-1 to Cal on Friday afternoon at Evans Diamond in the second game of four against the Bears.
Neither team could put a run on the board through the first three innings as each team's starting pitcher kept the game in check. Fresno State starter Garrett Mundell, who was making his first start of 2013, battled through the first three innings before giving up a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to Cal.
Mundell exited the game after going 4.0 innings, surrendering two runs and five hits while walking two and striking out two.
Freshman Taylor Ward sacrifice flied to center field in the top of the fifth to drive in the 'Dogs only run on the day. Jordan Brink led off in the fifth with a shot to right-center. Brink reached third on the next at bat after a throwing error allowed him to round second as well as allow Austin Wynns to reach first safely. Fresno State would not have a runner in scoring position following the fifth inning.
Mundell (0-2) took the loss while Cal's Ryan Mason (3-0) earned the victory.
The Bears improved to 6-6 while the Bulldogs fell to 3-10 on the season.
The 'Dogs and Bears will resume the series Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond.
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