No. 1 Cal Splits Saturday Slate at Palm Springs Classic
Feb. 26, 2005
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - The No. 1 California softball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday to No. 16 Texas A&M, 5-2, but rebounded to post a 7-3 victory against No. 5 Tennessee at the Palm Springs Classic.
In the opener, Texas A&M starter Megan Gibson hit a two-run first inning homer and struck out five to lead the Aggies past Cal. Gibson held Cal scoreless until the fifth inning, when centerfielder Kaleo Eldredge single home third baseman Vicky Galindo to cut the Texas A&M lead to 2-1.
The Aggies, however, pushed their lead to 4-1 an inning later. Galindo, who went 3-for-4 in the game, doubled home first baseman Julie Meyer in the sixth to cut the defiecit to 4-2, but it was all the offense the Bears could muster.
Cal starter Kelly Anderson struck out four in falling to 4-1.
Due to the lateness of Cal's start time against Tennessee, game information and statistics will be available Sunday morning.
The Bears wrap up action at the Palm Springs Classic Sunday at 1 p.m. against Loyola Marymount (1-3).
Softball ResultsPalm Springs ClassicBig League Dreams Sports Park; Cathedral City, Calif.Feb. 26, 2005
Game No. 1Texas A&M 200 002 1 - 5 6 1California 000 011 0 - 2 7 0Gibson and Hebert; Anderson, Thorson (7) and WoodsW - Gibson; L - Anderson (4-1)2B - Park, Galindo; HR - GibsonAttendance: 320Records:TAM: 15-1Cal: 9-1