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Bears batter Loyola into submission with 14 runs

Daily Planet Wire Services
Saturday February 17, 2001

Cal piles up 18 hits before game called due to darkness 


LOS ANGELES – Led by the strong pitching of junior Trevor Hutchinson and an 18-hit attack, Cal defeated host Loyola Marymount, 14-6, Friday in Los Angeles. The Bears improve to 6-2 on the season, while the Lions fall to 7-4.  

Hutchinson (2-1) was outstanding, pitching six innings with seven hits, three earned runs, only one walk and a career-high 12 strikeouts. He now has 27 strikeouts and only two walks in 21 innings this season. The losing pitcher for LMU was starter C.J. Wilson, who gave up seven runs on nine hits, lasting just four innings. 

At the plate, Cal was led by junior second baseman Carson White, who went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBI. Freshman Chris Grossman, freshman Conor Jackson , senior Clint Hoover , senior Rob Meyer and freshman Noah Jackson each had two hits and all drove in at least one run.  

The Bears kick-started their offense early, scoring four runs in the first inning and a run in the second inning. Cal went on to score five runs in the fifth inning, three runs in the seventh inning and a run in the eighth inning off of four Loyola pitchers. The game was called because of darkness with one out and a runner on first in the bottom of the eighth.  

Cal will next face Loyola Marymount in the second game of the three-game series on Saturday at 1 p.m.