Cal Wins Capital Classic Title after 5-2 Win over Nevada

March 16, 2008

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Sacramento - California won its third Capital Classic championship after a 5-2 win over Nevada in the final day of the tournament on Sunday. Cal, who went a perfect 5-0 over the weekend, also claimed Capital Classic titles in 1994 and 2000.

Julie Meyer hit two home runs and raised her season total to five and her career total to 24 - fourth all-time in school history. Marissa Drewrey pitched another stellar game with a career-high 16 strikeouts for win No. 13 in the circle. For the tournament, Drewrey compiled a 4-0 record with a 0.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 29 innings of work, including two shutout wins over nationally-ranked Ohio State and Oklahoma.

Cal (25-9) has won a season-high seven straight games and 17 of its last 19 since February 23.

Sanoe Kekahuna finished the game a perfect 3-for-3 with a run and two RBI to raise her season RBI total to 41 - 17 away from tying the school's single season record set by Haley Woods in 2005.

Cal claimed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Vernae Sevilla knocked a single to center field to score Kekahuna.

Meyer's solo home run in the top of the fourth gave Cal a 2-0 lead, before a three-run sixth gave the Bears a 5-0 lead. Meyer led off the inning with a solo home run over the center field wall and Kekahuna drilled a double to left field to plate both Erika Racklin and Valerie Arioto.

The win helped Cal atone for a 10-2 loss to Nevada on Mar. 8. The Bears will next travel to Hawaii for a four-day tournament, Mar. 19-22.

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