No. 2 California Wallops Portland State, 8-0
March 3, 2005
HONOLULU, Hawaii - California starter Kelly Anderson tossed a one-hitter and shortstop Chelsea Spencer's first-inning double plated all of the offense the No. 2 Bears would need Thursday evening in an 8-0 defeat of Portland State at the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament.
In the third inning, catcher Haley Woods swatted her third home run of the season, a solo shot to center field for a 3-0 Cal lead.
The Bears added four additional runs in the fifth. Junior Emily Friedman picked up her first RBIs as a Bear, singling to right field to score Spencer and first baseman Julie Meyer. Later in the inning, freshman Katelyn Valenzuela scored on a throwing error by Vikings catcher Rose Rutledge and rightfielder Alex Sutton singled home pinch runner Erika Racklin for a 7-0 lead. Portland State (2-5) committed five errors in the game.
Spencer added her third RBI on the night in the sixth, doubling home second baseman Jessica Pamanian to invoke the mercy rule and a Cal victory.
Anderson held the Vikings hitless through three innings and struck out four batters in improving to 5-1. Junior Kristina Thorson pitched a scoreless sixth inning.
California returns to action Friday against Delaware State (5 p.m. PST) and host Hawai`i (9 p.m.) on day No. 2 of the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament.
Softball ResultMalihini Kipa Aloha TournamentRainbow Wahine Softball Stadium; Honolulu, HawaiiMarch 3, 2005
Portland State 000 000 - 0 1 5California 201 041 - 8 10 1Holm, Hill (5) and Rutledge; Anderson, Thorson (6) and WoodsW - Anderson (5-1); L - Holm (1-3)2B - Daniel, Spencer (2); HR - WoodsRecords: Cal 12-1; PSU 2-5