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Women's College World Series: Game Fourteen
NCAA Women's College World Series
In the battle between California teams, UCLA would get on the board first in thebottom of the third on a single by Natasha Watley, a sac bunt from Caitlyn Benyi, and astand up double to deep left from Tairia Mims that scored one. The defending champswould tie it up in the top of the fifth on a single from Haley Woods and a Kaleo Eldredgedouble to left that scored Woods. Chelsea Spencer safely bunted to put runners at secondand third and Kristen Morley would load the bases on a fielder's choice that left thethrow to first late. Vicky Galindo singled to third on a dropped ball by the thirdbaseman that put the Golden Bears up by one and left the bases still loaded. LindsayJames would sacrifice bunt, but the runner would be thrown out at third leaving the bases(still) loaded. Cal would leave three on base when Courtney Scott grounded out to third. Cal would pad its lead in the sixth with a leadoff home run from Veronica Nelson. In thebottom of the seventh, though, UCLA would let Cal know they wouldn't go down easily whenTairia Mims hit a two-run bomb (that hit the NFCA hospitality tent in left center field)to tie the game and send it in to extra innings. No one would cross the plate until thetop of the 10th inning. Courtney Scott singled to left, Nelson was intentionally walked,Woods successfully laid down the sac bunt to put runners at second and third, and Eldredgereached second on two bad throws that scored one. The next batter, Spencer, would padthe Golden Bears' lead by two for the second time in the game with a liner to left thatscored one and put runners a the corners. Kristen Morley would walk to load the basesfollowed by a Vicky Galindo slapper to third with an overthrow to first that scored twoto put the Golden Bears up 7-3.
California will play Texas at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday. UCLA will play Louisiana at 3 p.m.CDT on Saturday.
THERE WAS NO POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE.
Go to NCAA Championships for the complete Women's College World Series schedule, including television coverage.