No. 1 Cal Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader at UNLV Invitational
Feb. 20, 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The No. 1 California softball team (5-0) pounded Michigan State, 13-0, and slid past host UNLV, 2-1, on Sunday to complete a four-game weekend sweep at the UNLV Invitational at Eller Media Stadium.
In the opener, Cal collected 13 hits and posted a seven-run second inning to down Michigan State (1-2). Junior catcher Haley Woods, who swatted four homers and had 17 RBIs at last year's UNLV Invitational, hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs against the Spartans. Cal starter Kristina Thorson (2-0) yielded two hits over five innings.
In the nightcap, the Bears took advantage of a bases loaded walk to Alex Sutton that scored Jessica Pamanian and a single from third baseman Vicky Galindo to plate Julie Meyer in outlasting UNLV (7-5). Starter Kelly Anderson (2-0) struck out six and limited the Rebels to two hits.
The Bears defeated Southern Illinois, 1-0, in six innings on Feb. 18 to open the tournament and beat Iowa State, 5-0, Feb. 19.
Cal returns to action Wed., Feb. 23 when they host Santa Clara at Levine-Fricke Field. The doubleheader gets underway at noon.
Softball ResultsUNLV InvitationalEller Media Stadium; Las Vegas, Nev.Feb. 20, 2005
Game No. 1California 175 00 - 13 13 1Michigan State 000 00 - 0 2 3
Thorson and Woods; McGrew, Lincoln (5) and Szawara, Mahoney (4)W - Thorson (2-0); L - McGrew (0-1)2B - James, Woods, Feenstra; HR - WoodsAttendance: 296Records:Cal: 4-0MSU: 1-2
Game No. 2UNLV 000 010 0 - 1 2 0California 020 000 0 - 2 6 1
Kerrigan, McDonald (6) and Livreri, Hillyer (5); Anderson and WoodsW - Anderson (2-0); L - Kerrigan (7-4)2B - Martinez (2), GalindoAttendance: 386Records:UNLV: 7-5Cal: 5-0