No. 4 Softball Drops Pac-10 Contest With No. 13 Washington
April 28, 2001
SEATTLE, WA - After a 45-minute rain delay, the No. 4 California Golden Bears and the No. 13 Washington Huskies finally took the field at Husky Stadium. The Bears stranded 13 runners, helping the Huskies to come away with the 5-0 final. With the loss, the Bears have dropped their last four Pac-10 games. Cal falls to 47-10 on the year and 4-9 in the Pac-10, while Washington improves to 33-17 overall, 7-6 in conference.
Washington jumped out to the early 1-0 lead in the first. With Rita Roach on second after a leadoff single and moving to second on a groundout, Jamie Clark doubled to right-center field to drive in Roach.
Cal had the bases loaded in the second with two outs, but a strikeout ended the scoring threat.
The Huskies broke the game open in the third. With the bases loaded and one out, Kim DePaul sent a shot off the center-field scoreboard for a grandslam, giving Washington a 5-0 advantage.
Cal had two outs and the bases full in the fourth, but a groundout to the second baseman once again ended the Cal opportunity to chip away at the Washington lead.
Deering replaced senior Nicole DiSalvio (17-5) who took the loss in the circle, and pitched the remaining 3.2 innings of scoreless two-hit ball.
UW's Tia Bollinger earned the win, improving to 29-4 on the year.
The Bears return to action tomorrow as they continue their series versus UW at 1 p.m., and then return home for a series versus the Arizona schools. Friday, May 4, Cal hosts Arizona at 2 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday, Cal hosts Arizona State at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Husky-Stadium, Seattle, WA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H ENo. 4 California 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0No. 13 Washington 1 0 4 0 0 0 X 5 7 1Pitching: Cal: DiSalvio, Deering (3) and Scott, Washington: Bollinger and Hanson2B: Clark (UW)HR: DePaul (UW)WP: Bollinger (29-4) LP: DiSalvio (17-5) Save: NoneRecords: Cal (47-10, 4-9 Pac-10) UW (33-17, 7-6 Pac-10)