Softball Opens Season With Sweep of San Jose State
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

February 3, 1999

BERKELEY, Calif. - Nicole DiSalvio tossed a perfect game in the opener and Holly Yost and Jocelyn Forest combined to shut out the Spartans in the nightcap, as California rolled to a pair of 8-0 victories over San Jose State Wednesday afternoon on Levine-Fricke field.

The perfect game thrown by DiSalvio is only the ninth ever by a Golden Bear, and the first since Michele Granger no-hit Nebraska on March 21, 1993. DiSalvio faced the minimum 18 batters, recording three strike outs, in six innings of work. The game was called after the six inning due to the eight-run rule.

Second baseman Lisa Iancin went 3-for-4, including a home run, and drove in three runs to led the Bears offensive attack.

In the nightcap, Yost tossed four strong innings to pick up the win. Forest, a freshman who was making her first appearance on the mound for the Bears, closed things out in the fifth, striking out the side in her only inning of work.

Catcher Megumi Takasaki belted Cal's second homer of the season in the fourth inning and Iancin went 2-for-2 as the Bears scored eight runs on seven hits to secure the sweep.

College Softball
Levine-Fricke Field, Berkeley, Calif.
February 3, 1999

Game 1 San Jose State 000 00 - 0 California 230 12 - 8 Quintero and Garcia. DiSalvio and Takasaki. W - DiSalvio (1-0). L - Quintero (0-1). HR - Iancin.

Game 2 San Jose State 000 00 - 0 California 230 12 - 8 Akin and Garcia. Forest and Chapin, Yost(4) and Takasaki. W - Yost (1-0). L - Akin (0-1). HR - Takasaki.

Records San Jose State (0-2) California (2-0)