Senior Triawn Cuter Breaks Home Run Record In Loss To No. 5 California

April 8, 2001

BERKELEY, Calif. - Oregon senior Triawn Custer hit her 34th career home run in the fourth inning of the Ducks' 9-4 loss to California at Levine-Fricke Field Sunday, surpassing the record set by Jill Robinson last season (33). It was Custers' eighth home run of the season.

Sophomore Andrea Vidlund also continued her strong hitting, smashing a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Vidlund, who took the loss for Oregon (23-24, 1-5), has six home runs on the season after hitting just one last season.

'I'm happy with the way we battled,' Oregon head coach Rick Gamez said. 'I'm sure Triawn would have wanted the win, but that's a great accomplishment for her.'

California took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and added two more runs in the third before Custers' two-run homer put the Ducks on the board in the fourth. Cal responded in the bottom of the fourth by scoring four runs to expand its lead to 7-2. The Bears scored two more in the fifth, while Oregon added just two more runs on Vidlund's home run in the sixth.

Oregon returns home for a doubleheader against San Jose State Friday (2 p.m.) and a Pac-10 doubleheader against Oregon State Saturday (noon).

California 9, Oregon 4Oregon 000 202 0 - 4 5 3California 102 420 x - 9 10 1Pitching: Cal: DiSalvio, Deering (7) and Scott, Oregon: Vidlund (9-5), McMurren (4) and CoeHR: Custer, Vidlund (UO), Nelson (Cal)
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