No. 6/7 Cal Softball Down No. 3 Arizona, 5-1

April 23, 2006

Box Score

BERKELEY - Freshman Morgan Siegel and senior Emily Friedman each finished 2-for-3 as the No. 6/7 California softball team defeated No. 3 Arizona at Levine-Fricke Field, Sunday. Freshman Lauren Frankiewicz (12-1) picked up the win, while Cal improved to 38-8 overall and 6-5 in Pac-10. Arizona fell to 34-8 and 5-5.

Cal didn't waste any time getting on the board, with Siegel scoring the Bears' first run in the top of the first. Siegel led off the inning with a single, which was followed by a bunt from junior Alex Sutton. Senior Haley Woods advanced both runners on a sacrifice bunt, and Friedman sent Siegel home on a single to right field.

The Bears scored again in the third on an RBI single to left field from sophomore Katie Vickers. Woods scored from second base on a dramatic slide into home. Siegel again led off the inning with a single. Woods got on base after a fielder's choice and was moved to second after Friedman reached first on a dropped third strike.

Cal capped its scoring with three runs in the fourth inning, in which eight Bears made a plate appearance. Designated player Gina Leomiti got on base to start the inning on an Arizona error. Sophomore Julie Meyer moved her over on a sacrifice bunt. The Wildcats then intentionally walked Siegel, who had already picked up two hits and scored once. With runners on first and second, Sutton was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Woods came through with a two-run single, scoring both Leomiti and Siegel. Sutton later scored on an RBI single from Friedman.

Senior Kristina Thorson entered the game with one out in the top of the fifth. Thorson, who pitched 13 innings against the Wildcats Saturday, gave up one hit and struck out two in her 2.2 innings of work. Arizona's Alicia Hollowell (17-4) took the loss.

The Bears travel to Oregon next weekend to take on Oregon State and Oregon. Cal's game Friday against OSU will be televised on FSN at 3 p.m. The Bears then face Oregon Saturday (12 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).

Score by Innings R H E-----------------------------------------Arizona............. 000 010 0 - 1 4 1California.......... 101 300 X - 5 7 1-----------------------------------------

E - Leles; Meyer. LOB - ARIZ 8; CAL 6. HBP - Sutton. SH - Woods; Meyer. SB - Lowe.

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Hollowell........... 5.0 7 5 4 1 10 22 26Wolfe............... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Frankiewicz, Lauren. 4.1 3 1 0 4 4 17 21Thorson, Kristina... 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 9 9

Win - Frankiewicz (12-1). Loss - Hollowell (17-5). Save - None.WP - Hollowell; Frankiewicz 2. HBP - by Hollowell (Sutton).Umpires - HP: Beth Levine 1B: Steve Arnold 3B: Ellis ClaytonStart: 1 p.m. Time: 2 hours Attendance: 505

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