Cal battery mates hit back-to-back homers
On their way to combining for a 6-2 win in the first game of Tuesday night's doubleheader in Tucson, Golden Bears catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt and starting pitcher Jolene Henderson also decided to team up at the plate. With a slim 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, Ziegenhirt launched a long shot over the batter's backdrop in straightaway center to score Britt Vonk. Not to be outdone, Henderson turned on the very next pitch to send a line drive over the left field wall before her Cal teammates even had a chance to get settled in the dugout. Henderson would then head back out to the mound to earn the complete game win while striking out six Wildcats.
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But the Golden Bears' dynamic duo wasn't quite done yet. In the second game of the day, Ziegenhirt got her team on the board first with her second longball of the day, a solo shot in the top of the first. Still keeping up the "I can do anything you can do better" act, Henderson crushed her own second homer of the twin bill, a two-run shot in the top of the fifth to pad Cal's lead. She would go on to pitch a second complete game in the 5-1 nightcap victory. Henderson finished the day pitching all 14 innings for Cal, giving up a combined three earned runs and striking out 12 batters on 260 pitches.