May 9, 1998
BERKELEY, Calif. - Freshman third baseman Pauline Duenas drove in four runs with a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded triple to lead No. 24 California to an 8-0 victory over Oregon State in the second game of a doubleheader Friday on Levine-Fricke Field.
The Bears (32-25, 10-14) also captured the first game with a 3-1 win over the Beavers (27-26, 8-18) to keep their hopes alive for a 13th consecutive NCAA playoff invitation.
In the opener, Cal jumped on top in the first inning when catcher Megumi Takasaki, who led off with a single, scored on an error by OSU shortstop Tasha Heddinger. The Bears added to their lead in the third inning on a base hit by Lisa Iancin that brought home Takasaki and right fielder Maiko Bristow.
The Beavers tallied their lone score in the sixth inning when Parisa Plant scored from third base on a ground out.
Senior left-hander Whitney Floyd went the distance for Cal to improve to 17-13. Tarrah Beyster (21-15) started for OSU, but left the game in the third inning after being hit by a line drive off the bat of designated player Holly Yost.
In the second game, Cal scored once in the second inning on a double by shortstop Katie May, followed by a single by first baseman Jenny Ackley. In the fifth, Duenas' fly ball to left brought home Paige Bowie with the Bears second run.
Cal then ended the game in the fifth inning by scoring six runs. Yost's bases-loaded single scored two runs and Ackley brought home another on an infield hit. Then, with the bases loaded again, Duenas, a 4-10 freshman, tripled into the right-center field gap and the contest was called due to the eight-run mercy rule.
Freshman Nicole DiSalvio allowed just two singles to pick up the win for Cal, while OSU's Brooke Hofstetter was tabbed with the loss.
Cal wraps up the regular season with a doubleheader versus Oregon at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Pacific-10 Softball Doubleheader at Levine-Fricke Field (Berkeley, CA)
Game 1 Oregon State 000 001 0 -- 1 3 2 California 102 000 X -- 3 8 0 Beyster, Hofstetter (3) and Kranz. Floyd (17-13) and Takasaki. L -- Beyster (21-15).