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Bears even BYU series

Daily Planet Wire Services
Saturday February 10, 2001

The Cal baseball team evened its series versus Brigham Young on Friday, defeating the Cougars 5-3 at Evans Diamond. The Bears, who fell to BYU 2-1 on Thursday, improve to 4-1 on the season, while the Cougars go to 5-4 overall.  

Cal was led by the strong pitching of senior David Cash (2-0) and freshman Matt Brown. Cash, who struggled early, recovered to pitch six innings with a career-high nine strikeouts. Brown replaced Cash in the seventh inning and earned his first collegiate save.  

After the Bears were down, 1-0, they responded with three runs in the third inning off of BYU starter Jeff Stearman . Cal’s freshman catcher Chris Grossman led off the inning with a single, and after Brad Smith fouled out to third base, the Bears tacked on four straight hits with RBI singles from sophomore David Weiner and freshman Conor Jackson, and a sacrifice fly from senior Clint Hoover.