May 19, 2007
Tuscaloosa, Ala. - The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles continued to surprise fans at the Tuscaloosa Regional after their 3-1 win over the California Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon from the Alabama Softball Complex. TTU, who remains in the winner's bracket, also defeated nationally-seeded Alabama last night.
Cal (34-31) will face the winner of the Florida State-Alabama game later tonight at 4:00 p.m. (CT).
Tennessee Tech wasted little time in generating its first two runs of the game. After Beth Boden drew a lead off walk, Katie Speiser connected for a home run over the left field wall to put the Golden Eagles up 2-0.
Cal responded in the top of the third when Julie Meyer belted a solo home run over the center field wall, trimming the TTU lead to 2-1.
The Bears had one of their best scoring opportunities in the fourth inning when Gina Leomiti and Bernice Masaniai produced back-to-back singles to start the stanza. Despite a Katie Vickers sacrifice bunt which moved the runners to second and third, Golden Eagle pitcher Bonnie Bynum got Vernae Sevilla and Meyer to strikeout to end the scoring threat.
Tennessee Tech added another run in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly to left field.