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Bears Come Up Short In Series Finale

Apr 3, 2022

BERKELEY – California out-hit No. 23 Oregon State, but couldn't push a run across in a 1-0 loss in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Levine-Fricke Field.

The Bears (21-15, 3-6 Pac-12) tallied five hits to the Beavers' two, threatening with the bases loaded and one out for the second straight day before OSU was able to get out of the inning. Oregon State (29-8, 5-4 Pac-12) got seven scoreless innings from Sarah Haendiges in the win.  

Sona Halajian returned to the circle for the Bears and after giving up a hit and an RBI single in the first, went six scoreless frames while striking out six Beavers. With the one-run outing, Halajian lowered her earned run average to 2.99 on the season.

Cal had its best chance to get on the board in the second with Kennedy Thomas recording an infield single and Hope Alley and Sophie Medellin both getting hit by a pitches with one-down. Haendiges was able to escape the jam by getting a strikeout and groundout to end the inning and preserve the shutout.

The Bears were only able to put two more runners in scoring position the rest of the way with Tatum Anzaldo doubling and Diamond Holland reaching second base on a wild pitch after pinch-running for Alexis Bishop, who singled.       

Cal travels to Salt Lake City for a three-game Pac-12 series with Utah beginning Friday at 4 pm PT.    

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