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Thorson Picks Up Two Wins in Home Opener
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/24/2006

Feb. 24, 2006

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BERKELEY -- The No. 9 California softball team improved to 10-2 on the season after winning both games of a doubleheader against Sacramento State Friday. It was the home opener for the 2006 Bears at Levine-Fricke Field.

Senior Kristina Thorson pitched a shutout in Game 1, holding the Hornets (4-9) to three hits in the Bears' 4-0 win. Thorson came back to pitch for a win in Game 2 - in relief of freshman Lauren Frankiewicz in the fourth inning - to improve her record to 7-2. The Bears won the second game 9-6.

In Game 1, the Bears scored once in the fourth inning and three in the fifth. Sophomore Katie Vickers led off the fourth with a single. Sophomore Erika Racklin entered as a pinch runner. She stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice by senior Emily Friedman and later scored on a passed ball.

In the fifth, freshmen Carly Winger and Morgan Siegel scored on a two-run single from senior Haley Woods. Senior Lindsay James, who reached base on a single, scored the Bears' final run.

Thorson finished that game with 10 strikeouts.

In Game 2, Cal scored its nine runs in the first four innings of the game, taking a 7-0 lead after the second inning. The Hornets battled back, scoring three runs in the third and fourth innings.

The second game was highlighted by offensive fireworks. Lindsay James, Woods and Friedman each went 3-for-4 on the day. Woods stole the show with a two-run home run in the first inning. It is her fourth of the season. Sophomore Alex Sutton went 2-for-2, with a run and an RBI.

Cal travels to Hawaii next week for a four-day tournament (March 3-5).

GAME 1
California 4, Sacramento State 0
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Sacramento State.... 000 000 0 -  0  3  0      (4-8)
California.......... 000 130 X -  4  7  2      (9-2)
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Pitchers: Sacramento State - Cinque. California - Thorson.
Win-Thorson(6-2)  Loss-Cinque(2-5)  T-2H 3Min  A-0

GAME 2 California 9, Sacramento State 6 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sacramento State.... 003 300 0 - 6 8 1 (4-9) California.......... 251 100 X - 9 15 1 (10-2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Sacramento State - Bochenski; Fryou(2). California - Frankiewicz; Thorson(4). Win-Thorson(7-2) Loss-Bochenski(2-1) T-2h 4 min A-158 HR CAL - Woods.


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