Bears Fall To No. 11 Oregon, 9-4, In Game 2
BERKELEY - Alexis Bishop went deep to the opposite field for a three-run home run, but the California softball team lost Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against No. 11 Oregon, 9-4, from Levine-Fricke Field.
The Golden Bears fell to 17-19 on the year.
Similar to Game 1 earlier in the day, Oregon scored in the first inning, and the Ducks extended the lead to 4-0 in the third inning. Bishop's blast to right in the bottom of the third got Cal right back in the game, cutting the Bears' deficit down to one at 4-3. It was her second homer of the season. Her three RBI tied a season best that she originally set last Saturday at Long Beach State.
Oregon took control of the game for good in the top of the sixth with a couple of home runs as part of a five-run frame.
Cal got one back in the seventh inning when Sabrina Nunez was awarded home plate after colliding with the Oregon shortstop and the umpires ruled interference on the fielder.
Bishop, Mikayla Coelho and Lauren Espalin each recorded two hits and scored a run. Espalin walked, as well.
Haylei Archer got the start and went five and two-thirds before Maggie Joseph came in to replace her. Archer struck out three Ducks and Joseph earned two Ks.
The Bears conclude the series and the regular season tomorrow at 11 a.m. against the Ducks.