May 2, 1998
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The 15th-ranked Arizona State softball team (36-22, 8-16 Pac-10) swept a doubleheader from the California Golden Bears (30-23, 8-12 Pac-10), 2-0 and 4-2, today at Sun Devil Club Stadium.
In winning both games, ASU Head Coach Linda Wells earned her 300th career win at Arizona State, as well as garnering her 650th career win.
In the first game, ironically on senior day, senior pitcher Roxanne Tsosie fired her second career no hitter, blanking Cal 2-0 before a live national television audience on FOX Sports Net.
Tsosie walked the first Cal batter before shutting down the Bears, striking out two. The Sun Devils scattered seven hits by seven different batters. In the second inning, Andrea Rodgers hit a soft drive to right field bringing in Jennifer Gall from third with the eventual winning run.
ASU loaded the bases in the fifth, but only scored once when Holly Smith hit into a fielder's choice scoring Deyvn Braga. That was all ASU needed as Tsosie went the distance, earning Head Coach Linda Wells her 650th career win.
In the second game, ASU scattered 13 hits by eight different players. Cal jumped to an early lead in the first when Holly Yost doubled to center driving in Megumi Takasaki.
The Sun Devils answered the call in the bottom half as Braga started out with a triple. She then scored when Erin Hull singled to center. Cal then came back with one in the fourth. Lisa Iancin doubled to right and Yost sacrificed her to third. Katie May hit a sacrifice fly to left field driving in Iancin for a 2-1 lead.
With two out in the fifth and the bases loaded again, ASU's Rodgers had another timely hit, this time to left field, bringing in Hull to tie the game. Tsosie (22-9) then entered the game in the sixth in relief of starter Carrie Breedlove. Tsosie limited the Bears to one hit in the final two innings for her second win of the day. ASU posted two more runs in the sixth to seal the win, as well as earning Well's her 300th win at Arizona State.
Arizona State will end its Pac-10 season on the road and look to stay in the hunt for post season as they travel to Washington on May 9 and UCLA on May 10.