No. 7 Cal Homers Twice to Beat UC Santa Barbara, 3-1

Feb. 11, 2006

SAN DIEGO - Seventh-ranked California (3-0) rallied for its second straight 3-1 come-from-behind victory on Saturday, getting home runs from Emily Friedman and Carly Winger to defeat UC Santa Barbara on Saturday evening in the Golden Bears' second day at the Campbell/Cartier Tournament hosted by San Diego State.

With the Bears down 1-0, Winger led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a homer to left field to tie the game. That marked the freshman shortstop's first career homer as a Bear.

In the bottom of the sixth, Friedman, a senior second baseman, hit a two-run homer to left after freshman teammate Morgan Siegel drew a one-out walk to give Cal its 3-1 lead.

Bears senior pitcher Kristina Thorson (2-0) pitched a complete game for her second win of the season. Thorson allowed one run off of five hits and struck out five.

UCSB pitcher Jennifer Davis, who scored the Gauchos' lone run when Shelby Hensler's double drove her home in the second, took the loss.

Earlier today at the Campbell/Cartier Tournament, Cal rallied for three runs in the seventh inning in a 3-1 win over Cal Poly. Freshman Gina Leomiti led off the seventh inning with a single to center field. Sophomore Katie Vickers advanced Leomiti on a sacrifice. Leomiti later scored on an error after advancing to third thanks to a single by junior Alex Sutton.

Sutton also scored on an error after sophomore Julie Meyer's at-bat. Meyer advanced on a single by Winger and scored on an error after sophomore Erika Racklin's at-bat.

The Mustangs took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a home run by Melissa Pura.

Bears freshman pitcher Lauren Frankiewicz picked up her first collegiate win. Thorson entered the game in the seventh and earned the save. Frankiewicz struck out four, gave up four hits and a run in her collegiate debut.

The Bears end their run in the Campbell/Cartier Tournament with a 9 a.m. game on Sunday against Massachusetts.

Score by Innings                  R  H  E-----------------------------------------UC Santa Barbara.... 010 000 0 -  1  5  0California.......... 000 012 X -  3  6  2-----------------------------------------

Win - THORSON (2-0). Loss - Davis (2-1). Save - None.
HBP - by THORSON (Hansen).
Start: 6:05 PM Time: 2:07 Attendance: 605

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