No. 1 Softball Falls to No. 8 California, 5-2

April 20, 2002

The No. 8 Golden Bears beat No. 1 Arizona, 5-2, giving pitcher Jennie Finch only her second loss of the season. California improved to 41-14 while Arizona fell to 41-6, 8-2 in the Pac-10.

Cal took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when freshman Jessica Pamanian hit a two-run homer to left field.

The Cats came back in the fifth inning. Sophomore Mackenzie Vandergeest singled to center field to reach base. Freshman Jackie Coburn hit a two-run home run to left center, her 11th home run of the season.

Cal took the lead in the fifth inning when they scored three runs. Junior Kristen Morley reached base when she singled to second base and advanced to second when senior Candace Harper was tagged out at first base. Morley advanced to third when Finch intentionally walked junior Veronica Nelson. Junior Courtney Scott doubled to left field to score Morley. Freshman Chelsea Spencer doubled to left field and Scott and Nelson scored.

Finch (24-2) struck out five batters and gave up eight hits. Cal pitcher, Kelly Anderson (6-3) struck out two batters and gave up two hits.

Arizona continues action on Sunday, April 21st at California. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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