UCSB Falls 3-1 To No. 7 Cal
Feb. 11, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Kendra Singley went 2-for-3 and Shelby Hensler drove in a run as UC Santa Barbara lost its second straight to seventh-ranked California on day three of the San Diego State Campbell/Cartier Tournament. With the loss, the Gauchos fall to 2-2 on the season.
The Golden Bears improve to 3-0 with the victory.
UCSB took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when starting pitcher Jennifer Davis singled to center field. With one out, Hensler doubled to left center scoring Davis from first. That would be the extent of Santa Barbara's offense Saturday.
Davis kept Cal's offense in check for the first four innings, retiring the first eight batters she faced and allowing only two hits. Then shortstop Carly Winger tied the score with a leadoff homerun to left field in the bottom of the fifth.
After the Gauchos went down in order in the top of the sixth, Emily Friedman put the Golden Bears on top 3-1 with a two run shot to left field.
Senior pitcher Kristina Thorson then retired the side in the seventh to preserve the victory for Cal. She pitched a complete seven innings, allowed one run on five hits while striking out five and walking two in the win. UCSB managed only one hit after the second inning.
Davis lost her first decision of the year after giving up three runs on six hits in six complete innings of work. She fanned seven and walked four and falls to 2-1 on the year.
The Gauchos wrap up the Campbell/Cartier Tournament Sunday, February 12 when they square off with Oklahoma State at 11:00 a.m.