No 7 Cardinal Notch 6-4 Come From Behind Victory Over No 2 California
April 22, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Freshman Tricia Aggabao's RBI single in the fifth proved to be the difference as the seventh-ranked Stanford softball team notched a 6-4 come from behind win over No. 2 California tonight before a crowd of 804 at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium. The Cardinal improve to 33-8 overall, 7-2 in the Pac-10 while the Golden Bears fall to 39-7, 6-4 in league play.
California got on the board first when Julie Meyers hit an RBI single down the leftfield line in the top of the fourth inning.
Golden Bear Haley Woods push across another Cal run in the top of the fifth on a fielder's choice to the shortstop. An error by the pitcher allowed Chelsea Spencer to score on a fielder's choice. Alex Sutton drew a bases loaded walk to make the score 4-0 as Kaleo Eldredge came home.
Elizabeth Bendig led off the bottom of the fifth with a single. Katherine Hoffman reached base on a fielder's choice. Catalina Morris singled to put runners on first and second. Lauren Lappin walked to load the bases. Michelle Smith reached first on an error by the shortstop as Hoffman scored. Leah Nelson walked with the bases loaded to score Morris. Jackie Rinehart hit a double to right centerfield to score to and tie up the game at 4-4. A single to centerfield by Tricia Aggabao gave Stanford the lead with her single to centerfield, scoring Nelson. A groundout by Erin Howe pushed across one more run for the Cardinal as Rinehart scored.
Catalina Morris went 2-for-3 at the plate for Stanford with a run scored while Jackie Rinerhart went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
Becky McCullough (14-2) picked up the win in the circle, allowing four runs on five hits over seven innings of work with three strikeouts. Reliever Kelly Anderson (21-3) took the loss for the Golden Bears, allowing six runs on three hits in 0.1 innings.
Stanford and California lock horns again tomorrow in Berkeley at 1 p.m. at Levine-Fricke Field.