No. 3 California Falls to No. 22 Washington, 1-0

May. 1, 2005

The No. 3 California softball team collected just two hits and No. 22 Washington scored the only run it would need on an RBI single from by left fielder Jacki Hansen as the Huskies defeated the Bears, 1-0, on Sunday at Husky Softball Stadium.

With two outs in the second inning, Cal starter Kelly Anderson (21-5) walked Washington first baseman Sarah Hyatt. Pitcher Caitlin Noble then singled through the left side before Hansen plated Hyatt with her only base hit of the afternoon.

Staked to a slim lead, Noble held the Bears hitless through three and one-third innings before center fielder Kaleo Eldredge singled in the fourth. Noble didn't allow a Bear baserunner past second base in improving to 13-7.

Anderson scattered five hits through five innings before being pulled for junior Kristina Thorson, who entered the game with two Huskies in scoring position and none out in the sixth. Thorson struck out the first two batters she faced before inducing a fielder's choice to end the Washington threat.

Shortstop Chelsea Spencer had the other hit for California, a single up the middle to lead off the sixth.

Cal (42-9 overall, 9-6 Pac-10) resumes action on May 6 against Oregon State at Levine-Fricke Field. The matchup, originally scheduled for a 3 p.m. first pitch, has been moved to 1 p.m.

Softball ResultHusky Softball Stadium; Seattle, Wash.May 1, 2005

California 000 000 0 - 0 2 0Washington 010 000 0 - 1 5 1Anderson and Woods; Noble and RiveraW - Noble (13-7); L - Anderson (21-5)2B - RiveraRecords:Cal: 42-9 (9-6 Pac-10)Stan: 27-16 (7-7 Pac-10)Attendance: 1,188

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