Colorado State edges Cal, 2-1; Jamia Reid Ties Steals Record
March 21, 2009
SACRAMENTO - Colorado State edged the seventh-ranked California Golden Bears by a 2-1 count at the Capital Classic hosted by Sacramento State on Saturday. Freshman Jamia Reid tied the school single-season record with her 28th stolen base in 2009. Cal has a Pac-10-best 97 steals - four away from tying the school record of 101.
The Bears (22-6) conclude the tournament against Cal Poly on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Valerie Arioto suffered her first loss of the season to fall to 8-1. The sophomore allowed both CSU runs on four hits in four innings of work. Marissa Drewrey worked three innings and gave up two hits.
Cal left four runners on base, including runners on third base in the sixth and seventh innings with the score at 2-1.
Reid finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a steal to give her a share of the single-season record of 28. Erika Racklin had 28 last season, and Keri Kropke had 28 in 1992.
Colorado State jumped on the board early in the second inning when Allison Majam scored on a Rebecca Penland single to left field.
The Rams tacked on another run in the top of the third to push their lead to 2-0.
Cal got things going late and trimmed the lead to 2-1 when Arioto doubled with one out and scored two batters later on Reid's sacrifice fly. With Shannon Thomas on third and two outs, CSU pitcher Kelli Eubanks recorded a strikeout to end the inning.
After getting out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the seventh, Cal still had a chance to know the score at 2-2 after Sanoe Kekahuna singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kekahuna then advanced to third after an infield groundout, but Eubanks induced a groundout and lineout to end the game.