Walk-Off Grand Slam Sinks No. 3 California

April 2, 2005

TUCSON, Ariz. - Wildcat shortstop Kristie Fox hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to pace the No. 2 Arizona softball team to 4-2 victory against No. 3 California Saturday at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Third baseman Vicky Galindo tripled to lead off the game for Cal (1-1 Pac-10, 30-4 overall) and scored on left fielder Lindsay James' bunt single. In the fifth, center fielder Kaleo Eldredge singled home right fielder Alex Sutton for a 2-0 Cal lead.

Junior Kristina Thorson (13-3) limited the Wildcats to four hits through the first six innings and induced back-to-back fielder's choices in the seventh. With two down and a runner on first, Wildcat center fielder Caitlin Lowe reached on a fielder's choice and an error on the play by Cal shortstop Chelsea Spencer allowed Allyson Von Liechtenstein to advance to second. A bunt single by left fielder Autumn Champion loaded the bases and Fox homered to left centerfield for the victory.

Eldredge finished the game 3-for-4 while James was 2-for-4.

The Bears finish their three-game road trip Sunday against the Wildcats at 1 p.m.

Softball ResultHillenbrand Stadium; Tucson, Ariz.

California 100 010 0 - 2 7 3Arizona 000 000 4 - 4 6 0Thorson and Woods; Hollowell and BalkoW - Hollowell (19-1); L - Thorson (13-3)2B - Eldredge; 3B - Galindo; HR - FoxRecords: Cal 30-4 (1-1); UA 28-2 (2-0)

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