Feb. 9, 1997
Pacific Sweeps No. 8 Cal
STOCKTON, Calif. -- Pacific swept the eighth-ranked California Golden Bears in a softball doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Bill Simoni Field by scores of 6-3 and 3-1.
In the first game, Koren Twilla gave the Tigers an early 3-0 lead as she hit a three-run home run over the leftfield wall in the bottom of the second inning. Debbie Wilson's run-scoring single in the bottom of the third gave pitcher Brandee McArthur all the run support she would need as she completed the game, giving up only five hits.
The Golden Bears struck first in the second game, scoring their only run of the game on Melanie McCart's RBI double in the top of the first. Tristan Austin quickly tied the score for the Tigers as she hit a solo home run over the leftfield wall in the bottom of the second. Koren Twilla gave the Tigers the lead for good with a run-scoring single later in the inning. Leslie Rodgers gave up one run on two hits en route to earning a complete game victory in her first start of the season.
Softball Result (Non-conference) Game 1 California 000 000 3 -- 3 5 2 Pacific 032 010 x -- 6 8 3 Whitney Floyd, Holly Yost (6) and Megumi Takasaki, Theresa Kilgariff (6). Brandee McArthur and Koren Twilla. W-McArthur (1-0), L-Floyd (2-2) HR-Twilla (1). Top performances: Melanie McCart (Cal) 1-1, 2B, 3RBI; Brandee McArthur (Pac) 2-3. Game 2 California 100 000 0 -- 1 2 1 Pacific 002 001 x -- 3 7 2 Holly Yost and Theresa Kilgariff. Leslie Rodgers and Carolyn Wilson. W-Rodgers (1-0), L-Yost (3-1) HR-Austin (1). Top performances: Tristan Austin (Pac) 1-3, HR, RBI, Beth Corriea (Pac) 2-3, 2SB, 2R. Records California 5-3 Pacific 2-0