Cal Wins NCAA Regional Opener 8-3 Mississippi State

May 15, 2009

TALLAHASSE, FLA. - No. 14/16 Cal (36-18) opened NCAA Regional play with an 8-3 win over Mississippi State (28-27) at JoAnne Graff Field on the campus of Florida State University on Friday. The Golden Bears fell behind, 3-0, after an inning and a half, but stormed back with eight unanswered runs to move on to a second round game Saturday versus the winner of the evening's second game between Oklahoma State and host No. 16/20 Florida State.

Sanoe Kekahuna (2-2, 2 HR, 2 RBI) blasted a pair of solo home runs for the Bears, while Elia Reed went deep. Jamia Reid was 4-for-4 with a triple, stolen base and two runs scored but was also caught stealing on her second attempt to steal to snap a string of 27 consecutive stolen base attempts.

Melissa Drewery (22-10) threw a complete game to earn the victory, scattering 10 hits and blanking the Bulldogs over the final five frames after giving up three runs (two earned) in the first two innings.

A full recap will follow.

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