No. 1 Softball Slips Past No. 4 Cal in Eight

April 17, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - The first-ranked Arizona softball team went into extra innings versus No. 4 Cal on Saturday, fighting a scoreless battle until the eighth, when Mackenzie Vandergeest hit a two-run shot over the left field wall to give the Cats their 42nd win of the year, 2-0.

The Wildcats scattered just three hits in regulation play, but never had more than one hit in an inning until the top of the eighth. Caitlin Lowe led off the inning with a double to left field, and advanced to third on a fly ball by Wendy Allen. With two out, Vandergeest went yard off Cal pitcher Kristina Thorston, her 13th of the year.

Alicia Hollowell gave up just two hits in the game to third baseman Vicky Galindo in the first, and to catcher Haley Woods in the second. Hollowell struck out ten on the night, putting her season total at 362 and her ERA at 0.95.

The Cats, undefeated in the Pac-10 (6-0) will take on Cal again on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley.

Arizona Softball#1 Arizona at #4 CaliforniaApr 17, 2004 at Berkeley, Calif. (Levine-Fricke Field)

Arizona 2 (42-1,6-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB------------------------------------------------------Caitlin Lowe cf.......... 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0Autumn Champion lf....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0Wendy Allen dh........... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Mackenz. Vandergeest c... 4 1 1 2 0 0 10 2 3Kristie Fox ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 Crystal Farley pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Jackie Coburn 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1Shelly Schultz 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1Samantha Quintero 2b..... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 0A. Von Liechtenstein rf.. 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1Alicia Hollowell p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0Totals................... 31 2 5 2 1 4 24 9 7

California 0 (37-7,4-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB------------------------------------------------------Galindo 3b............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0James lf................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1Eldredge cf.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0Woods c.................. 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 Harper pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Pamanian 2b.............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0Spencer ss............... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0Rodrigues 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 1Bayless dh............... 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0Sutton rf................ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1Thorson p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0Totals................... 25 0 2 0 2 10 24 10 3

Score by Innings R H E------------------------------------------Arizona............. 000 000 02 - 2 5 0California.......... 000 000 00 - 0 2 3------------------------------------------

E - Galindo; Spencer 2. LOB - Arizona 7; Cal 3. 2B - Lowe. HR - Vandergeest.SH - Allen. SB - Coburn; VonLiechten.. CS - Galindo.

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Alicia Hollowell.... 8.0 2 0 0 2 10 25 27

California IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Thorson............. 8.0 5 2 2 1 4 31 33

Win - Hollowell (29-0). Loss - Thorson (17-2). Save - None.Umpires - HP: Calvin Walker 1B: Michael Cerri 3B: Willie NewmanStart: 2:00pm Time: 2:02 Attendance: 969

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