April 26, 1998
Washington pitchers Jami Graves, Eve Gaw and Jennifer Spediacci limited Cal to no runs on six hits over two games as the third-ranked Huskies swept a pair from the Golden Bears, 3-0 and 2-0, Sunday on Levine-Fricke Field.
With the wins, Washington improves to 38-9 overall and 13-5 in the Pac-10, while Cal falls to 30-21, 8-10.
In the first game, the Huskies scored all three of their runs in the fourth inning on two walks, two stolen bases and two base hits. The big blow was a two-run single by Erin Helgeland.
Left-hander Whitney Floyd allowed all three runs for Cal over 3.2 innings, with freshman Nicole DiSalvio tossing 3.1 innings of hitless relief. Graves picked up with victory for Washington, and Gaw pitched a perfect seventh for the save.
In the second game, the two teams battled to a scoreless tie through six innings. But in the top of the seventh, Cal's defense helped let the Huskies move ahead. After Spediacci led off with a double, third baseman Carlyn Rojas' overthrow on a ground ball allowed Spediacci to come home. First baseman Maiko Bristow then let another grounder go between her legs as Washington took a 2-0 lead.
Spediacci struck out six in picking up her 16th win of the year. DiSalvio took the loss in relief of starter Holly Yost.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Cal's doubleheader at Arizona scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1 has been moved to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Also, Cal's doubleheader at Arizona State on Saturday, May 2 has been moved to 1 p.m. that day due to live television by Fox Sports Net (locally at 4 p.m. on Fox Sports Bay Area).
Pacific-10 Conference Softball Doubleheader Levine-Fricke Field, Berkeley, CA