March 7, 1998
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The California softball team dropped a 2-0 decision to the University of the Pacific in a non-conference match up Saturday afternoon at Strawberry Field. The loss dropped the Golden Bears to 8-6, while Pacific evened its record at 5-5 with the victory.
Tiger pitcher Brandee McArther hurled a complete-game five-hitter to lead Pacific to victory in the first game of the scheduled doubleheader. The Tigers runs were both driven home on a two-out single to right by Lorin Garbarino in the top of the third inning.
The Bears were led by shortstop Katie May and second baseman Lisa Iancin who both went 2-for-3 on the afternoon.
The second game of the twin bill was rained out.
The eighth-ranked California softball team will continue its current homestand, Sunday, March 8, when the Bears host Bay Area rival No. 17 Stanford at 1 p.m. in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
NCAA SOFTBALL RESULT
Saturday, March 7, 1998 Score by inning: R H E Pacific 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 -- 2 5 0 California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 5 2 Brandee McArther and Erica Reynolds. Whitney Floyd and Megumi Takasaki. Top hitters: Cal - Katie May 2-3; Lisa Iancin 2-3, 2B; Ty Hunter 1-3. UOP - Ratajczak 1-4; Garbarino 1-3, 2 RBI; Reynolds 1-2, 2B; McLintock 1-3; Wilson 1-3. W - McArther (3-3). L - Floyd (4-3). Records: UOP 5-5, Cal 8-6. Time 2:05.