No. 2 Cal Outlasts No. 25 Oregon in Rain-Soaked Affair, 1-0
May 8, 2005
BERKELEY - The No. 2 California softball team survived a one-hour, 15-minute first pitch postponement and a 48-minute, fifth-inning rain delay to defeat No. 25 Oregon, 1-0, on Sunday at Levine-Fricke Field.
A one-out first inning home run from shortstop Chelsea Spencer that managed to tuck just inside the left field foul pole accounted for the lone run of the game. Spencer's second home run of the season occurred after the scheduled 1 p.m. start time was rolled back to 2:15 because of heavy precipitation in Strawberry Canyon.
Rain threatened the action over the next four innings and umpires finally halted play with one out in the top of the Oregon fifth, just as the Ducks had put runners on first and second with one out. When play resumed, Cal starter Kelly Anderson struck out pinch hitter Dani Baird and third baseman Beth Boskovich to end the threat.
On the afternoon, the Ducks left seven runners on, including two each in the third and fourth innings.
Following a single by designated player Emily Friedman in the second, the Bears failed to land a base hit until center fielder Kaleo Eldredge, returning after a two-game absence due to injury, reached in the sixth.
Anderson (23-6) held the Ducks to two hits and struck out six in picking up her first victory since April 29. Oregon starter Amy Harris (15-13), meanwhile, fell for the second time in two days to Cal after the Bears' 1-0 victory on Saturday.
Cal (44-10 overall, 11-7 Pac-10) returns to action May 12 against No. 3 Arizona. First pitch at Levine-Fricke is slated for 3 p.m.
Softball ResultLevine-Fricke Field; Berkeley, Calif.May 8, 2005
Oregon 000 000 0 - 0 2 2California 100 000 X - 1 3 2Harris and Richards; Anderson and WoodsW - Anderson (23-6); L - Harris (15-13)HR - SpencerRecords:Cal: 44-10 (11-7 Pac-10)Ore: 32-22 (5-13 Pac-10)