March 11, 2001
Berkeley, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara (10-5) couldn't convert on a three-game sweep opportunity at Cal (11-9) Sunday afternoon, losing the third game of the series 6-4.
UCSB, leading 1-0 after one inning of play, upped its advantage to 2-0 on junior first baseman Tyler Von Schell's seventh home run of the season, a solo shot to lead off the fourth. Cal then came back with a run in its half of the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.
In the sixth, Von Schell reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and advanced to third on an overthrow by the catcher. He then scored on a Jeff Bannon sacrifice fly to right. An inning later, a Chad Peshke single scored Andy Campanella, who had reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second when Ryan Spilborghs walked.
UCSB reliever Jeremy Sugarman (0-1), who entered the game in the sixth after the Gauchos got five innings from starter Jim Bullard (2-1), held the Bears scoreless in the sixth and seventh. He was hit for three runs in the eighth, and took the loss for UCSB.
Peshke and catcher Jimmy Walker each had two hits on the day.
UCSB will play five games this week, the first being a 2:00 p.m. date with visiting USC Tuesday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.