Softball Blanked By No. 4 California, 13-0

May 2, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State softball team (31-27; 1-13 Pac-10) suffered its worst loss of the year as they were shutout, 13-0, in a five-inning shortened game against No. 4 California (40-11; 7-8 Pac-10) Sunday at Farrington Stadium.

With the Desert temperatures rising into the mid 90's, Cal's offense also heated up as they scored four times in the first and second innings. Vicky Galindo and Lindsay James each singled and Haley Woods was hit by a pitch from ASU starter Bre DeSanta (9-11) to load the bases.

Kaleo Eldredge was then walked for the first run, and Jessica Pamanian hit into a fielder's choice to third base, but Phelan Wright's throw home glanced off James' shoulder for the 2-0 lead. Alex Sutton singled in another run, while Gwen Arafiles hit a sacrifice fly to plate the final run. Desiree Serrano then replaced DeSanta to get the final out of the first inning.

Cal put four more runs on the board in the second off three hits, including a James three-run home run and two ASU errors.

In the fourth inning, Eldredge reached on another Sun Devil error and then came home on Pamanian's home run.

Cal closed out the scoring in the fifth inning with three more runs for the final 13-0 score. After Galindo walked and Alyssa Smoke was hit by a pitch, Woods drilled another home run over the center field fence.

ASU only had two hits off Cal pitching with Valerie Sevilla and Heidi Knabe each singling. Kelly Anderson (21-8) started the game, giving up one hit with two strikeouts, while Sarah Adams finished the final two innings, allowing one hit also with two strikeouts.

DeSanta allowed three hits and four runs in two-thirds of an inning, while Serrano pitched four and a third innings, scattering six hits and giving up nine runs, four earned with four strikeouts.

Up next, the Sun Devils will play their last home series of the season next weekend against the Oregon schools as they take on Oregon State on Friday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. ASU will then face Oregon on Saturday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 9 at 12:00 p.m.

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