No. 3 California Sweeps First Day Action at Carolina Classic

March 25, 2005

BERKELEY - The No. 3 California softball team posted victories against Harvard, 8-0, in five innings and Coastal Carolina, 8-1, on the opening day of the Carolina Classic at the UNC Softball Complex.

In the opener against the Crimson (2-3), shortstop Chelsea Spencer swatted a three-run homer and second baseman Jessica Pamanian hit a two-run double to pace a five-run second inning. Senior Kelly Anderson tossed a two-hitter and struck out eight to improve to a team-leading 13-1.

In the nightcap, junior Kristina Thorson struck out 12 Chanticleers and allowed three hits as Cal improved to 26-3 with the win.

Pamanian broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth with a solo home run to right centerfield, her first of 2005. The Bears pulled away in the fifth on a three-run homer from center fielder Kaleo Eldredge and an RBI-single from right fielder Emily Friedman. Third baseman Vicky Galindo led off the seventh inning with a home run, her first of the year.

The Bears return to action Saturday with a doubleheader against host North Carolina at 1:30 p.m. PST and 4 p.m.

Softball ResultUNC Softball Complex; Chapel Hill, N.C.March 25, 2005

Game No. 1Harvard 000 00 - 0 2 1California 350 0X - 8 3 0Game shortened to five innings by 8-run ruleMadick, Voaklander (2) and Dell'Aria;Anderson and Woods, Arafiles (4)W - Anderson (13-1); L - Madick (1-2)2B - Pamanian; HR - SpencerRecords:Cal: 25-3HAR: 2-3Attendance: 52

Game No. 2California 000 141 2 - 8 10 0Coastal Carolina 000 010 0 - 1 3 2Thorson and Woods;Nelson, Kretchman (7) and Feely, Hastings (7)W - Thorson (12-2); L - Nelson (8-4)2B - Meyer; HR - Galindo, Eldredge, PamanianRecords:Cal: 26-3CCU: 12-13Attendance: 113

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