BERKELEY -- California head coach David Esquer muttered after Friday night's win over Washington State that it was the ugliest Friday-night Pac-12 game he'd ever seen. Between a combined 14 walks, 6 hit batsmen and five extra-base hits, Esquer has room to argue, but, he said, "sometimes, you've got to win ugly."
The Bears certainly did that, starting with a changed call at first on an infield single by Jeffrey Mitchell that led to a four-run inning, then a two-run home run by Cameron Eden in the third, and six more runs with two triples -- one by Mitchell and one by Jonah Davis thrown in.
Eden, third baseman Denis Karas and freshman first baseman Andrew Vaughn all turned in sparkling defensive plays, and second baseman Ripken Reyes chimed in with a two-run, two-out single in the fourth.
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