No. 4 Softball Drops Pac-10 Contest With No. 13 Washington

April 28, 2001

SEATTLE, WA - After a 45-minute rain delay, the No. 4 California Golden Bears and the No. 13 Washington Huskies finally took the field at Husky Stadium. The Bears stranded 13 runners, helping the Huskies to come away with the 5-0 final. With the loss, the Bears have dropped their last four Pac-10 games. Cal falls to 47-10 on the year and 4-9 in the Pac-10, while Washington improves to 33-17 overall, 7-6 in conference.

Washington jumped out to the early 1-0 lead in the first. With Rita Roach on second after a leadoff single and moving to second on a groundout, Jamie Clark doubled to right-center field to drive in Roach.

Cal had the bases loaded in the second with two outs, but a strikeout ended the scoring threat.

The Huskies broke the game open in the third. With the bases loaded and one out, Kim DePaul sent a shot off the center-field scoreboard for a grandslam, giving Washington a 5-0 advantage.

Cal had two outs and the bases full in the fourth, but a groundout to the second baseman once again ended the Cal opportunity to chip away at the Washington lead.

Sophomore Mikella Pedretti drove in senior Paige Bowie in the seventh for Cal's lone run.

Bowie and Pedretti combined for five of the Bears seven hits, with sophomores Courtney Scott and Jen Deering coming away with one hit apiece.

Deering replaced senior Nicole DiSalvio (17-5) who took the loss in the circle, and pitched the remaining 3.2 innings of scoreless two-hit ball.

UW's Tia Bollinger earned the win, improving to 29-4 on the year.

The Bears return to action tomorrow as they continue their series versus UW at 1 p.m., and then return home for a series versus the Arizona schools. Friday, May 4, Cal hosts Arizona at 2 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday, Cal hosts Arizona State at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

Husky-Stadium, Seattle, WA	             1 2 3  4 5	6  7   R H ENo. 4 California     0 0 0  0 0	0  1   1 7 0No. 13 Washington    1 0 4  0 0	0  X   5 7 1Pitching: Cal: DiSalvio, Deering (3) and Scott, Washington: Bollinger and Hanson2B: Clark (UW)HR: DePaul (UW)WP: Bollinger (29-4)	LP: DiSalvio (17-5)	Save: NoneRecords: Cal (47-10, 4-9 Pac-10) UW (33-17, 7-6 Pac-10)
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