HOUSTON – Justin Jones struck out 10 in six-plus innings of relief as California rebounded from a four-run deficit and eliminated Alcorn State 10-6 in the Houston Regional on Saturday.
Jones (8-6) came in for starter Kevin Miller, who was chased after giving up four runs in 1 2-3 innings, and allowed two unearned runs and two hits in 6 1-3 innings for Cal (32-21).
After falling behind 4-0 in the second, the Bears answered by sending 10 batters to the plate in the third and scoring six runs to chase Braves starter Troy Williams (7-6). Chadd Krist and Chad Bunting each had two-run doubles, and Darrel Matthews added an RBI double to make it 6-4.
Angel Rosa was 2 for 5 with two RBIs for Alcorn State (27-31), which was making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.