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Bears lose 8th game in a row

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday May 06, 2002

STANFORD – In a game that followed the pattern of the series, the Cal baseball team played No. 9 ranked Stanford well through the first few innings but couldn’t hold off the Cardinal, losing 8-5 Sunday at Sunken Diamond.  

The Bears, who have lost seven games in a row, go to 26-26 overall and 8-13 in the Pac-10, while the Cardinal improve to 32-13 and 9-6 in conference. Cal lost to Stanford, 8-4, Friday night and 13-6 Saturday.  

The scored was tied 4-4 after four innings. The Bears had scored three runs in the third inning on a solo home run by Nick Medrano, a solo home run by Conor Jackson and an RBI single by Brian Horwitz. Cal added another run in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Justin Nelson.  

Offensively Stanford scored a run in the second off of Bear starter Matt Brown on a solo home run by Scott Dragicevich. The Cardinal added three more runs in the third on a two-run triple by Carlos Quentin and a sacrifice fly by Brian Hall.  

Stanford finally pulled ahead by scoring three runs in the fifth off of Brown. Sam Fuld led off with a home run, Hall had a sacrifice fly to center field and a throwing error by Cal shortstop Jeff Dragicevich allowed another run to score. The Bears tacked on another run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by John Baker and the Cardinal had another run in the bottom of the eighth on a solo home run by Arik VanZandt for the final 8-5 margin.