OXFORD, Ohio – California and Miami (Ohio) played to an 8-8 tie after eight innings due to a drop-dead time for travel in the final game of the series on Sunday afternoon at Miami Softball Stadium.
Sophie Medellin hit her second home run of the season and Acacia Anders, Sona Halajian, Amani Bradley and Kennedy Thomas each recorded two hits apiece for the Bears (25-20-1). Karli Spaid had three hits to lead the Redhawks (28-13-1).
HOW IT HAPPENED
Miami got on the board early, scoring three runs on two hits and two errors in the home first. Cal had a quick answer, however, in the top of the second. Alexis Bishop started the frame with a single and pinch-runner Diamond Holland came around from first on Kacey Zobac's RBI double to put Cal on the board, 3-1.
Bradley followed with an RBI triple off the wall in right center to plate Zobac and was awarded home on an obstruction call at third to make it 3-3 after the visitor second. Miami made it 5-3 in the home half on a two-run homer to centerfield.
Cal took its first lead of the day in the fourth, rallying with four straight singles. Thomas and Tatum Anzaldo started things off and after Anders made it three consecutive hits to plate Thomas, Halajian scored two with a base hit through the right side.
The Bears added two more in the fifth thanks to some power. Bradley singled to right before Medellin hit a 2-run moonshot over the wall in left as Cal led 8-5 heading to the bottom half.
Halajian put up three straight scoreless frames in the circle until Miami got back on the scoreboard in the sixth with a 2-run home run to make it 8-7 and tied the game on an RBI single with two outs in the seventh.
The Bears return to Berkeley for a 3 pm PT first pitch against San Jose State on Wednesday, April 27 at Levine-Fricke Field.