May 9, 1998
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Senior left-hander Whitney Floyd pitched a two-hit shutout in her final appearance on Levine-Fricke Field Saturday to lead 24th-ranked California to a 2-0 victory over Oregon in the first game of doubleheader.
In the nightcap, Cal (34-25, 12-14) blanked the Ducks (38-27, 10-16) again, 8-0, in six innings when the game was called due to the 8-run rule.
In the first game, the Bears scored in the bottom of the first when catcher Megumi Takasaki reached on an error by Oregon shortstop Jill Robinson. She then stole second and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Amber Phillips. With two outs, designated player Holly Yost then doubled into the right center field gap to drive home the run.
Cal added an insurance run in the sixth inning, starting with a single by second baseman Lisa Iancin. Iancin then advanced to second on an infield hit and to third on a sacrifice bunt. She scored on a sacrifice fly to center field by Paige Bowie.
Floyd improved to 18-13 on the year by allowing only two singles and striking out three.
In the second game, Katie Mays two-run double in the first inning staked the Bears to a 2-0 lead. Cal added two more runs in the second. Jenny Ackley walked and was replaced by pinch runner Valerie Nicklas. On a sacrifice bunt, Nicklas rounded second and came home when Oregon second baseman Melinda Walton overthrew third base. Maiko Bristow followed with a single, stole second base and scored on a single by Phillips.
In the fifth inning, Yost hit her second home run of the season, a two-run shot to give Cal a 6-0 lead. Then in the sixth, Cal clinched the game on RBI singles by Phillips and May.
Freshman right-hander Nicole DiSalvio picked up her 11th with a five-hitter.
Pacific-10 Conference Softball
at Levine-Fricke Field (Berkeley, CA)