Softball Splits Twinbill with Cal
April 25, 1999
BERKELEY, Calif. - The fifth-ranked Washington softball team split a doubleheader against the 12th-ranked Golden Bears of Cal on Sunday, bouncing back to win the second, 2-1, after dropping the first, 7-0. UW is now 36-13 overall and 9-8 in the Pac-10.
In the first game, Cal scored seven runs off nine hits, with one run coming in the third frame and three in both the fourth and fifth innings. Washington had five hits but left nine runners on. Junior Jamie Graves (20-7) allowed four runs off four hits in the loss. Freshman Bridget Wilcox relieved Graves in the middle of the fourth, and classmate Shannon Walsh pitched the sixth.
Junior Jennifer Spediacci went the distance in the second outing, striking out seven and allowing three hits in her sixth solo shutout.
The Huskies got on the scoreboard in the fifth when senior Becky Newbry singled, Spediacci sacrificed her to second, but an error on the play allowed Newbry to come home. UW struck again in the seventh inning. Sophomore Kelly Hauxhurst reached second on an error and then scored off Newbry's single to center field.
Game One Washington 000 000 0 0 5 0 California 001 330 x 7 9 2 Jamie Graves, Bridget Wilcox (4), Shannon Walsh (6) and Jeanine Giordano; Jocelyn Forest and Megumi Takasaki. WP-Forest (17-5). LP-Graves (20-7). LOB-UW 9, Cal 5. 2B-UW: DePaul. 3B-Cal: May.