Courtney Scott, Jocelyn Forest Receive Pac-10 Weekly Honors
April 22, 2002
Scott, from Clovis, Calif., hit .333 (3-for-9) in a weekend sweep of No. 6 Arizona State and No. 1 Arizona. More importantly, Scott scored two runs and tallied two clutch RBI. On Saturday (April 20) against top-ranked Arizona, Scott broke a 2-2 tie by doubling in the game-winning run in the fifth inning. The following day versus the Wildcats, she singled in the first of two runs for the Bears.
On the season, Scott leads the team with a .344 batting average and 39 RBI.
Forest, from Santa Maria, Calif., was virtually unhittable in winning her only start of the week. Against Arizona on Sunday (April 21), Forest threw a complete game one-hitter, while striking out 15 Wildcats, her 15th double-digit strikeout of the season. After forcing the game's lead off hitter to ground out to second, Forest proceeded to strike out eight consecutive batters.
Overall, Forest (19-8) has posted 278 strikeouts (leads the Pac-10) in 195.1 innings of work with a 1.04 ERA.
It is the first weekly honor for Scott, while Forest garners the third award of her career. California has now received 49 honors all-time.
After completing an impressive sweep over the Arizona schools, the eighth-ranked Bears (42-14, 8-4 Pac-10) head to Saint Mary's for a nonconference doubleheader Wednesday at 2 p.m. Cal resumes conference play when it hosts No. 2 UCLA and No. 9 Washington this weekend.