March 7, 1999
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Santa Maria native Jocelyn Forest struck out ten Mustang batters and allowed just three hits to help lead California to a 6-0 win in the first game against Cal Poly. In the second game, Cal Poly scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but come up just short as Cal completed the sweep with a 6-4 win in game two.
A graduate of Righetti High School in Santa Maria, Forest silenced the Mustang bats in the first game, holding the Mustangs to just two hits and seven strikeouts through five innings. The Bears scored one run in the top of the first as Lisa Iancin (Covina, CA) doubled and scored on a single to right by Holly Yost (Ripon, CA). After adding one more run in the top of the third, Cal would break the game open in the seventh as Megumi Takasaki (Fullerton, CA) and Iancin each belted two-run home runs to left.
Cal Poly's Kasey Poet (Bloomfield, CA) had two hits in the game while Kelly Duncan, also from Santa Maria, had Cal Poly's only other hit in the game.
In the second game, Cal led 3-0 following a two-run home run in the fifth by Iancin and stretched its lead to 6-0 before the Mustangs rallied in the bottom of the seventh with four runs but it was not enough as Cal Poly's Jackie Wayland (Salinas, CA), with the tying run on second, grounded out to Bear pitcher Nicole DiSalvio (Corona, CA) to end the game. Cal Poly had three hits in the inning, keyed by a two--run double by Leilani Limary (Elverta, CA).
With the wins, Cal improves to 17-4 while Cal Poly falls to 6-12.