No. 4 Softball Wins A Wet And Wild One Over No. 13 Washington, 6-3
April 30, 2001
The game between the No. 4 California Golden Bears and the No.13 Washington Huskies was supposed to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon,but with continued rain and stormy conditions, the first pitch was notthrown until 4:35 p.m. The last out was then not completed until 3:50 p.m.on Monday afternoon, with the No. 4 California Golden Bears defeating theNo. 13 Washington Huskies, 6-3. The Bears improve to 48-10 overall and 5-9in the Pac-10, while the Huskies fall to 33-18 overall, 7-7 in conference.
Washington got on the board first, scoring two runs on three hits in thefirst inning.
Cal began to chip away and then finally overtook the Husky lead in thethird. Sophomore Mikella Pedretti started it all off with a single throughthe left side of the infield and later moved to second on a sophomore JenDeering sacrifice bunt. Pedretti then moved to third on a ground out toshortstop. With two outs, senior Paige Bowie lined a single to left to bringin Pedretti from third for the Bears first run of the game.
Senior Pauline Dueï¿½as followed with another single and junior Candace Harperwas hit by a pitch to load up the bases, bringing sophomore Veronica Nelsonto the plate, which is where the game was finally halted.
After a rousing game of Pictionary in the locker room during another raindelay on Monday morning before the game resumed, Nelson sent a 3-2 pitchthrough the left side of the infield to drive in Bowie and Dueï¿½as, givingthe Bears a 3-2 lead.
That brought to the plate sophomore Courtney Scott, who picked a perfecttime to hit her first home run on the year, sending a ball over the 200-footsign in left field to bring in Harper and Nelson, capping Cal's six-runday-and-a-half inning.
The Huskies tried a rally in the seventh, sending one run across the plateto give the Bears a scare, but Deering got Jamie Clark to strikeout withrunners on first and second to end the scoring threat.
After the game was resumed, Deering, who started the game, came to life inthe circle, allowing just three runs (two earned) on nine hits on her way toher first Pac-10 win of the year and improving to 4-0 on the year. Shefinished the game with seven strikeouts
Shannon Walsh started the game for the Huskies and was responsible for therunners left on base when Nelson came up in the top of the third. Sheallowed four runs on three hits, and falls to 4-13 on the year. TiaBollinger entered the game in the top of the third at the beginning of daytwo and allowed two runs on three hits with five Ks.
The Bears return home to the sunny and dry California weather next weekendfor a series versus the Arizona schools. Friday, May 4, Cal hosts Arizona at2 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday, Cal hosts Arizona State at 2 p.m. and 1p.m., respectively. This is the last home series of the year for the Bears.
Husky-Stadium, Seattle, WA(resumed from Sunday afternoon) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H ENo. 4 California 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 1No. 13 Washington 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 1Pitching: Cal: Deering, and Scott, Washington: Walsh, Bollinger (3) andHanson2B: Hauxhurst (UW), Hanson (UW)HR: Scott (Cal)WP: Deering (4-0) LP: Walsh (4-13) Save: NoneRecords: Cal (48-10, 5-9 Pac-10), UW (33-18, 7-7 Pac-10)