Softball Takes First Two Games In UNLV Classic
Feb. 16, 2001
LAS VEGAS, NV -- - Junior Jocelyn Forest earned the win in both games of the first round of the UNLV Classic held in Las Vegas, throwing her second shutout of the year in game one against Utah and pitching the final four innings of relief in game two against Kansas to help the California Golden Bears improve to 4-0 in the 2001 season. In game one, Cal defeated Utah (1-5), 4-0, and followed that up with a come-from-behind win over Kansas (5-2), 4-3.
In game one against the Utah Utes, sophomore Kristen Morley led off the game with a double to right-center to help setup the first scoring opportunity of the game. Senior Pauline Dueï¿½as moved Morley to third with a single to center. Dueï¿½as was thrown out trying to steal and senior Paige Bowie followed that up with an infield single. Sophomore Veronica Nelson then hit into a fielder's choice to score Morley from third and take the lead for good, 1-0.
Cal got on the board again in the sixth when freshman Danielle Setiawan, pinch running for Nelson who walked to lead off the inning, scored on a wild pitch to put the Bears ahead, 2-0.
The Bear scored two more insurance runs in the seventh when sophomore Eryn Manahan drove in Bowie and Dueï¿½as with a single to left, after Dueï¿½as led off the inning with a single and Bowie reached on an error.
Forest finished the game with a season-high 14 strikeouts, and continued her scoreless inning streak to 13 innings.
Both Dueï¿½as and Manahan had two hits apiece for the Bears, while Morley, Bowie, Forest and senior Amber Phillips had one hit apiece.
Cal followed up its game one win with a 4-3 defeat over the Kansas Jayhawks.
Kansas jumped out to 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Megan Urguhart.
The Bears battled back for two runs in their half of the first. Nelson singled to center to drive in Morley who singled to right to lead off the inning. Harper's fielder's choice drove in Bowie who singled to left earlier in the inning. With this, Cal took a 2-1 lead
The Bears held the lead until the Kansas half of the third, when the Jayhawks put up a two spot to take the lead, 3-2.
Cal would not put down for long, as it regained the lead in the fourth with two runs. Sophomore Courtney Scott hit her second single of the game to lead off the fourth. After a sophomore Mikella Pedretti fly out to left, Phillips singled to left to advance Scott to second. A passed ball allowed both Scott and Phillips to advance to third and second, respectively. Morley followed that up with a single to right to drive in Scott and move to Phillips to third. With the Bears and Jayhawks tied at three, Dueï¿½as flied out to left to bring in Phillips and take the lead, 4-3. This is how the game would end.
Sophomore Kourtney Davis started in the circle for Cal and went three innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs. Forest came in the top of the fourth and pitched the four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven.
Forest, with four more scoreless innings, increases her scoreless inning streak to 18 innings.
The Bears return to action tomorrow, Feb. 17, when they take on host UNLV at 12:30 and then battle No. 12 Nebraska at 5:30 p.m.
GAME 1From Desert Breeze Park
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H ECAL 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 0UTAH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
WP: Forest (Cal), 2-0 LP: Abrogast (Utah), 1-4
GAME 2From Desert Breeze Park
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H EKU 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 0CAL 2 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 10 1
WP: Forest (Cal), 3-0 LP: Pierce (KU), 2-1