NCAA Women's College World Series
Don E. Porter Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Weather: Partly cloudy, windy, upper 60s
Sunday's schedule (All times Central):
Game 11 - Arizona 1 vs. California 2
Game 12 - 2:30 p.m. - Texas vs. winner game 10
Game 13 (if necessary) - 5 p.m.
Game 14 (if necessary) - 7:30 p.m. **
If game 14 is the only necessary game of the evening, it will be played at 5 p.m.
Monday's game (CDT):Championship game - 3:30 p.m.
California 2, Arizona 1 -- FINAL (12 innings)
Arizona (56-6) 000 100 000 000 -- 1-5-3
California (48-19) 000 000 100 001 -- 2-8-2
Kelly Anderson (California) and Alicia Hallowell (Arizona)
Winning Pitcher: Kelly Anderson (22-11)
Losing Pitcher: Alicia Hallowell (40-4)
In what many billed as a rematch between last year's two title game teams, the defending champs fought its way out of the loser's bracket against last year's runner up. Arizona would get on the board first in the top of the fourth on an RBI double from Wendy Allen to score Lovie Jung who walked and got to second on a Mackenzie Vandergeest sac bunt. Alicia Hallowell came through in the fourth when the Golden Bears had runners in scoring position and she struck out three batters in a row. Cal showed that its defense was top notch, too, when Arizona loaded the bases in the fifth on consecutive singles from Lisha Ribellia, Crystal Farley and Autumn Champion. Anderson struck out Fossatti and Lovie Jung ground out to retire the side. In the bottom of the tenth, Cal looked as if it were going to end the game when Haley Woods singled to centerfield. On a Kaleo Eldredge fly to deep left field that the Arizona left fielder dropped, pinch runner LeAnne Hoglen tried to score from first, but the relay throw from left was on the money and the Wildcats fought off the loss for the time being. In the bottom of the 12th inning, though, Courtney Scott got the leadoff single to left, followed by a Veronica Nelson walk and a wild pitch that put runners at second and third. Kaleo Eldredge walked to load the bases and Chelsea Spencer grounded down the third base line to drive in the winning run. (An interesting note, California's Veronica Nelson got her 100th walk of the season during this game.)
Arizona and Cal will meet again tonight at either 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
THERE WAS NO POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE.
The next game will be televised on ESPN until 5 p.m. when it and all subsequent games will be televised on ESPN2.
Go to NCAA Championships for the complete Women's College World Series schedule, including television coverage.