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Saturday March 23, 2002

Cal softball 3-0 at Hawaii tournament 

HONOLULU, Hawaii - No. 8 Cal (31-9) dropped Hofstra (7-15), 4-2, at the Hawaii Chevron Invitational Friday afternoon at Rainbow Wahine Softball Complex to remain perfect (3-0) in the weekend tournament.  

The Bears exploded for three runs in the top of the fourth as senior Candace Harper led off the inning with a double to centerfield. Junior Veronica Nelson was given a free pass as the Pride intentional walked her. Cal made Hofstra pay as junior Courtney Scott cranked a double that banked off the fence at left center, scoring Harper. Freshman Chelsea Spencer singled to center to bring in pinch runner Roni Rodrigues from third. Scott advanced to third on Jesscia Pamanian’s grounder to second and scored on Jessica Vernaglia’s sacrifice fly.  

The Bears added an additional run in the fifth inning as freshman Kaleo Eldredge, playing in front of family and friends, delivered a solo shot over the left field fence.  

The Pride threatened in their half of the fifth inning as Stefanie Kenney smashed a two-run blast to reduce the margin to two runs.  

Junior Jen Deering pitched 4.2 innings with four strikeouts on three hits. Freshman Kelly Anderson came in relief, striking out a career-high six of seven batters she faced in just 2.1 innings. Anderson allowed no hits and only one Hofstra batter escaped with a walk. Deering improved to 9-1 on the season, while Anderson picked up her first save of the year.  


Cal leads own Invitational after one event  

The Cal women’s track and field team leads the Cal Invitational after one event Friday at Edwards Stadium with 16 points on the strength of senior All-American Jennifer Joyce’s winning throw of 204-1 in the hammer. The victory was Joyce’s third straight of the young season.  

Junior Sheni Russell also finished third for the Bears with a personal best throw of 168-4.  

UC Davis leads the men’s competition with 12 points behind a third-place finish (175-8) from Zack Reeves and a sixth-place finish (165-1) from Ryan Frank in the hammer.  

Stanford’s Nick Welihozkiy won the men’s hammer competition with a mark of 191-2. Garrett Collier, who finished his eligibility competing for Cal in 2001, finished second as an unattached athlete at 188-4.  

Cal junior Zech Whittington placed fourth with a heave of 172-5.  

Competition concludes tomorrow at Edwards Stadium with a full day of events beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the women’s javelin. The first running event - the women’s 4x100 relay - is at noon.  


BHS-St. Mary’s baseball game rained out  

Friday’s baseball game between Berkeley High and St. Mary’s High was rained out. The game was to be played at Evans Diamond on the Cal campus.