STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific softball team lost late to No. 24 Cal on Tuesday by a final score of 5-0. Despite a close game throughout, the Tigers gave up four runs in the top of the seventh.
Pacific moves to 10-21 on the year while Cal improves to 25-11.
The Tigers rotated five pitchers in the circle on Tuesday. Marissa Young got the start and finished with one hit and one strikeout in 2.0 innings.
Hailey Reed followed up Young's day, pitching 2.0 innings and allowed three hits and one earned run.
Both teams struggled in the hit category, allowing just four hits through six innings of play. Bethany Hammer and Megan Walters kept the game close by pitching a full inning of work and striking out one batter a piece.
The Tigers broke up Kamalani Dung's no hitter in the bottom of the seventh as Samantha Owen drove a double to the left center gap to put her in scoring position. Rachel Sellers and a pinch-hitting Caitlin Reynolds were unable to drive Owen home, however, as the Bears ended the game.
The Orange and Black begin conference play this weekend with a three-game series against Loyola Marymount University.