April 5, 1998
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Senior left-hander Whitney Floyd pitched a 10-inning no-hitter to lead California to a 1-0 victory over host Oregon State in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.
In game two, OSU (20-13, 3-5) edged Cal (23-16, 3-5), 4-3.
In first inning of the first game, OSU's Parisa Plant led off by reaching on a catcher's interference -- the only action that prevented a perfect game for Floyd. In tossing her second career no-hitter -- she beat Arizona State, 6-0, on March 12, 1994 -- Floyd struck out eight and did not walk a batter. It was the first no-hitter for Cal since Anne Walsh no-hit Santa Clara on Feb. 26, 1995.
The Bears, though, were unable to push a run across until the 10th inning despite getting 10 hits. In the final inning, Maiko Bristow began on second base -- as per international tie-breaker rules -- and scored on an error by Plant.
In the second game, Cal jumped to a 3-0 lead starting when catcher Megumi Takasaki led off the first with a home run. In the second inning, left fielder Paige Bowie had a two-run single to score Valerie Nicklas and Tricia Hunt.
However, OSU scored twice in the third inning and back-to-back homers by Tarrah Beyster and Kim Herman in the fifth put the Beavers ahead for good.
Game 1 California 000 000 000 1 -- 1 10 1 Oregon State 000 000 000 0 -- 0 0 2 Floyd (12-8) and Takasaki. Beyster (15-7) and Herman.