Saturday, June 04, 2011

Lindsey's CWS Blog - Day 4

The Cal Bears' softball season is over. Saturday at the College World Series, the Bears eliminated Oklahoma State, 6-2. Later in the afternoon, the Florida Gators defeated Cal, 5-2, to send the Golden Bears home. Former Sheldon star Lindsey Ziegenhirt gives us her thoughts on the emotional day. Also, follow Lindsey's blog on the Elk Grove Citizen website.

Well, it's the end of the season for the well-traveled Cal Bears. After a tough loss to Alabama on Thursday, and nice day off on Friday, we began today's elimination day with a win over Oklahoma State. It was great to see our team bounce back so quickly, and even when we got behind in the game we dug deeper and got some runs in. 
After the Oklahoma State game, we rested at the hotel for a few hours. At 4p.m., we departed for the Hall of Fame stadium for what would be our last game this season. Florida was a tough opponent, and all the girls knew going into the game that it was going to test our endurance. The big bats of the Gators were fairly quiet (and quiet as in no home runs), but they scored just enough to put it out of reach.
I was proud of the way our team came out and scored in the first inning, but we couldn't get the key hit later in the game. 
Tomorrow, we fly in another chartered flight home to good ole Oakland, CA. I can definitely speak for my teammates when I say that I've missed California a lot, and I am excited to finally unpack after a three-week long road trip across the country. But overall, this was one of the most memorable softball experiences I've ever had, and I can't wait to be there again next year! Go Bears!

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