Missouri softball suffers one-run loss to Cal

Sunday, February 20, 2011 | 7:32 p.m. CST; updated 8:24 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Missouri softball team gave up a run in the sixth inning and couldn't score one of its own, losing 1-0 to California on Sunday morning in San Diego.

The game was postponed during the sixth inning on Friday because of rain and heavy winds. When it resumed on Sunday, Cal had a runner, Elia Reid, on second base with no outs.

On the first play, Cal's Jamia Reid reached first after Missouri catcher Lisa Simmons dropped a third strike. The Missouri players thought it had been a foul tip. Elia Reid advanced to third on the play and scored an unearned run on Britt Vonk's ground out to second base.

Chelsea Thomas (0-1) pitched a complete game and gave up three hits and four walks while striking out 11. Jolene Henderson (1-0) also pitched a complete game for Cal. She gave up two hits and walked two while striking out eight.

Rhea Taylor and Abby Vock had the Tigers' two hits. Missouri plays at the USF Tournament next weekend in Tampa Bay, Fla.

No. 8 Missouri fell to 1-2 with the loss. No. 15 Cal advanced to 4-1.

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