Golden Bears Topple Hawaii, 10-1
March 13, 2009
HONOLULU, HI - California's offense lit up the scoreboard with 10 runs on 13 hits, including three home runs in the first inning in a 10-1 victory over the Hawaii Warriors in five innings late Thursday evening. It was the fifth time this season that Cal has scored 10 or more runs in a game.
The win was Cal's 20th of the year as the Golden Bears (20-4) take on St. John's on Friday at 4:00 p.m. (PT).
Bernice Masaniai found her rhythm at the plate, posting three hits (on four Abs) with two RBI. Valerie Arioto was also efficient at the dish, with a leadoff homerun in the first inning and two runs. Elia Reid had an unofficial school record four steals against the Warriors, with two hits and two runs. Her twin sister Jamia had four stolen bases last weekend against Providence at the Bayer CropSciences Classic in Fresno.
For the season, Cal has a Pac-10-best 86 thefts after registering seven against Hawaii. It is the fifth time this season that Cal has had seven or more steals in a game. Jamia Reid added one more steal to her season total of 25 - three shy of tying the single season program mark of 28.
Island native Sanoe Kekahuna has not disappointed her home fans in the four-day tournament thus far after registering a two-run home run in the first inning to put Cal up 3-0. Kekahuna has had 12 RBI since Feb. 28.
Taylor Kelly also had some pop at the plate when she followed Kekahuna's home run with a solo shot over the right-center field wall giving the Bears a 4-0 lead. It was her second HR of the season. She also added two runs on the evening.
Marissa Drewrey got the start in the circle and did not disappoint, allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts for her 12th win of the season. Drewrey has not allowed more than three walks since Feb. 15.