April 7, 1999
BERKELEY - Cal freshman Jocelyn Forest tossed a one-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, leading the 14th-ranked Golden Bear softball team to a sweep of Saint Mary's on Levine-Fricke Field.
The Bears won the first game, 2-1, then defeated the Gaels, 9-0, in the nightcap. Cal improved to 30-9 overall, while Saint Mary's fell to 10-25.
In the first game, Cal broke on top in the first inning on Holly Yost's two-out RBI single. Saint Mary's tied the score in the third on a bases loaded walk to Trisha Dean. However, the Bears took the lead for good in the fourth inning when shortstop Katie May's sacrifice fly brought home pinch runner Valerie Nicklas from third base.
Yost pitched the first three innings and was replaced by Nicole DiSalvio in the fourth. DiSalvio allowed just one hit in four innings of work to improve to 10-5 on the year. Jennifer Pick tossed a complete game for Saint Mary's.
In the nightcap, sophomore center fielder Amber Phillips staked Cal to a 1-0 lead with her fourth home run of the season in the second inning. After adding another run in the third, the Bears scored seven times in the fourth inning to put the game out of reach. Nicklas and second baseman Lisa Iancin both had two hits in the game for Cal, while Phillips and left fielder Paige Bowie each had two RBI.
Forest, who upped her record to 13-3, allowed just a fifth inning single to Gina Javier.
Cal returns to action Saturday when the Bears host No. 12 Oregon at 1 p.m.
Levine-Fricke Field, Berkeley, CA
Game 1 --
St. Mary's 001 000 0 - 1 3 1
California 100 100 X - 2 5 1
Pick and Chan. Yost, DiSalvio (4) and Takasaki. 2B - Iancin (C). W - DiSalvio 10-5. L - Pick 6-6.
Game 2 --
St. Mary's 000 00 - 0 1 4
California 011 7X - 9 7 0
Paulson, Bealer (4), Mines (4) and Chan. Forest and Chapin. HR - Phillips (C). 2B - Nicklas (C), Iancin (C). W - Forest 13-3. L - Paulson 2-12.
St. Mary's 12-25