Cal Drops Series Finale
BERKELEY – California got an Acacia Anders home run, but it wasn't enough in a 5-1 loss to No. 24 Stanford in the series finale on Saturday afternoon at Levine-Fricke Field.
After securing the series on Friday, the Bears (24-18, 6-9 Pac-12) were looking for the sweep, however, they couldn't string enough hits together and left four runners on base. The Cardinal improved to 27-12 overall and 6-6 in Pac-12 play with the win.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Stanford took an early lead in the first, scoring two runs on two hits and an error in the first. Cal fought back quickly in the bottom half when Anders hit her seventh homer of the year, a deep drive way over the wall in right field to make it 2-1 after one complete.
It was a pitcher's duel through the middle innings before Stanford got on the board in the fifth via a 2-run homer to right. Cal had its best chance to put more runs on the board just before that in the fourth.
Tatum Anzaldo started things off with a double down the right field line, but Anders lined into a double play behind her. Sona Halajian and Alexis Bishop both recorded two-out singles before a foul out ended the frame with three Cal hits not producing a run.
Cal returns to Levine-Fricke Field for a Tuesday, April 19 midweek matchup with UC Davis at 3 pm on the Pac-12 Networks.