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Bears Split Saturday Twin Billing

Saint Mary's (California)

BERKELEY – The California baseball team slugged their way to a thrilling 8-7 win in extra innings in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader to force the rubber match, unfortunately, USC took the nightcap 6-3 to win the series.
Cal (9-8, 1-5 Pac-12) finished the day with 11 runs and 14 hits. The Golden Bears smashed six extra-base hits, including four home runs, two from Caleb Lomavita in the opener.
USC (10-8-1, 4-2 Pac-12) finished the day with three home runs. The solo home run by Ryan Jackson to begin the top of the sixth in game two was the difference for the Trojans.
Game 1
After quickly falling behind 3-0 after two innings, the Golden Bears came to life in the middle innings. Cal scored one in the fourth, four in the fifth, and two in the sixth to take a 7-3 lead.
Peyton Schulze smashed his second home run of the year in the bottom of the fourth to get the Bears on the scoreboard. It was the first of six extra-base hits for Cal in game one.
In the bottom of the fifth Joey Donnelly singled on a bunt with two outs and Jack Johnston got hit by a pitch to put two on for Lomavita who launched a home run to left center for the first of his two home runs. Two batters later, Cal got an…

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