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No. 5 Cal Routs No. 6/7 Stanford After Big Fourth Inning
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/14/2006

April 14, 2006

Box Score

BERKELEY -- The No. 5 California softball team tallied a six-run, six-hit fourth inning enroute to the Golden Bears' 8-0 win over No. 6/7 Stanford at Levine-Fricke Field, Friday. Cal improves to 36-4 overall and 5-1 in the Pac-10, while the Cardinal fall to 29-8, 3-4. Senior Kristina Thorson (26-3) threw six scoreless innings for the Bears, giving up three hits and striking out seven. Cal tallied eight runs on 11 hits, Friday.

The teams face off again Saturday in a doubleheader in Palo Alto starting at 1 p.m. The first game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet.

Seniors Lindsay James, Haley Woods and Emily Friedman led off the fourth inning with back-to-back-to-back singles. When junior Alex Sutton reached base on a fielder's choice, James was thrown out at home. Sophomore Katie Vickers walked, sending Woods home for the Bears' first run of the game. Freshman Carly Winger followed with a single, scoring Friedman and Sutton. Sutton advanced home after a Stanford throwing error, bringing the score to 3-0.

Vickers scored after sophomore Julie Meyer reached base on a fielder's choice. Freshman Gina Leomiti hit a sacrifice fly to right field, sending Winger home. Freshman Morgan Siegel singled to center field, scoring Meyer and giving the Bears a 6-0 lead at the end of the inning.

Cal put up one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings. In the fifth, sophomore Jessica Moore came home on a sacrifice fly by Winger. Moore was pinch running for Friedman, who had reached base on a single.

The Bears capped their scoring in the sixth when Siegel hit an RBI single to center field, sending Meyer home. Meyer led off the inning with a single.

Senior Kristina Thorson (26-3) threw six scoreless innings for the Bears, giving up three hits and striking out seven. Cal tallied eight runs on 11 hits, Friday.

California 8, Stanford 0 (Apr 14, 2006 at Berkeley, Calif.)

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Stanford............ 000 000 - 0 3 1 (29-8, 3-4)

California.......... 000 611 - 8 11 0 (36-4, 5-1)

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Pitchers: Stanford - Nydam; Penna(1); Severson(4). California - Thorson.

Win-Thorson(26-3) Loss-Nydam(0-1) T-1h 55m A-500

Game notes:

ID-366655

Nydam faced 3 batters in the 4th.

Severson faced 3 batters in the 6th.


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