NCAA Softball News

Bears Drop Opener In Corvallis

Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The California softball team fell, 2-1, in the series opener at Oregon State on Friday night at Kelly Field.    

The Bears (19-7, 1-3 Pac-12) had trouble getting the bats going throughout the night, managing just three singles off of Beaver starter, Tarni Stepto. 

Cal got on the board first in the opening frame with clutch hitting from Kacey Zobac and a Tatum Anzaldo stolen base. Anzaldo got into scoring position with the steal and came around on a hard-hit ball off the glove of the OSU first baseman. The Beavs had an answer right away in the home half, getting the run back on three hits and an error against Cal starter, Haylei Archer.

The Columbus, N.J. native settled in after the first, setting down the Beavers in order over the next two innings before stranding a pair of runners in the fourth. Archer got into trouble in the fifth with runners at the corners and just one out, forcing Cal to go to Anna Reimers out of the bullpen.

Reimers got out of the jam thanks to a great play in center from Mika Lee, who caught a line drive off the bat of Frankie Hammoude and fired a laser to home plate for the double play to end the frame. OSU finally broke through in the sixth, however, scoring the go-ahead run after two singles and an error, all with two outs.


Cal and Oregon State meet for game two of the series on Saturday with a 4 p.m. first pitch from Kelly Field.      


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