No. 6 Cal Gets Swept In Doubleheader At Oregon State To Conclude Regular Season

May 12, 2001

CORVALLIS, OR - The No. 6 California Golden Bears dropped game one of adoubleheader, 1-0, and came back in the night cap to fall in another 1-0affair, this time in nine innings. The two losses drop the Bears to 49-15overall and 6-14 in the Pac-10, while the wins move the Beavers to 43-22-1,10-10 in the conference.

After a scoreless tie through six and a half innings in game one, theBeavers finally broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth. Leadoff hitterBrooke Rutschman reached first on an error by sophomore Veronica Nelson atfirst and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Michelle Chariton.Rutschman then scored the lone run in the game for OSU on a double tostraight away center by Shawna Fledt. The double was Fledt's third hit onthe day, tops in the game.

Senior Nicole DiSalvio started and went the distance for the Bears, allowingjust the unearned run in the sixth on seven hits. She falls to 18-7 on theyear.

Monica Hoffman earned the win for OSU, improving to 12-12. She squanderedsix Cal hits in the game.

Game two began similar to its predecessor, 8.5 scoreless innings to beginthe game. A one-out double in the top of the fifth by OSU's Steph Adamsbroke up Cal junior Jocelyn Forest's no hitter, while the Bears did not snapBeaver pitcher Crystal Draper's no hitter until the bottom of the top of theseventh with two outs when to sophomore Eryn Manahan singled to shortstop.Cal ended with just two hits in the game, with sophomore Jen Deering'sinfield single the only other hit for the Bears

Since neither team wanted to score in regulation, the game moved into extraframes. Cal attempted to rally in ninth. With one out, junior Candace Harperdrew a walk. Sophomore Veronica Nelson then got hit by a pitch, movingHarper to second and giving Cal a runner in scoring position with one out.The next batter popped out followed by a strikeout to end the threat andgive the Beavers an opportunity in their half of the ninth.

This is what OSU finally did. Shelly Rutschamn singled home Shawna Feldt whodoubled to center to leadoff the inning for the only run in the game.

Forest took the loss and falls to 25-7 after pitching a great game in whichshe gave up the one run on three hits with a game-high 10 strikeouts.

Draper earned her 28th win on the year with only 10 losses.

The Bears now await word to hear where they are headed for the post-seasonregional. A live selection show airs tomorrow at 5:30 PDT on Fox Sports NetWest, Fox Sports Net Northwest and Fox Sports Arizona.

Game 1
OSU Sports Complex, Corvallis, OR

                    1  2  3   4  5  6   7   R   H  ENo. 6 California    0  0  0   0  0  0   0   0   6  1No. 14 Oregon State 0  0  0   0  0  1   X   1   7  0

Pitching: Cal: DiSalvio and Scott, Oregon: Hoffman and T. Fledt
Feldt (OSU)
Hoffman (12-12) LP: DiSalvio (18-7) Save: None

Game 2
OSU Sports Complex, Corvallis, OR

                    1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R   H  ENo. 6 California    0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0   2  1No. 14 Oregon State 0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1   1   3  0

Pitching: Cal: Forest and Scott, Oregon: Draper and T. Fledt
Adams, S. Feldt (OSU)
Draper (28-10) LP: Forest (25-7) Save: None
(49-15, 6-14) Oregon: (43-22, 10-10)

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