Cal Travels to Davis; Hosts Two Top-10 Teams this Weekend
April 24, 2007
Berkeley - QuicklyThe California Golden Bears (26-26, 2-10) head to UC Davis to play a double-header versus the Aggies on Wednesday, before hosting two nationally ranked teams -- Arizona and Arizona State in Levine-Fricke Field this weekend. Cal squares off against No. 4 Arizona on Friday (3 p.m.), before playing No. 7 Arizona State on Saturday and Sunday -- both at 1:00 p.m.
Marketing Announces New Promotions for FansThe Cal marketing department announced its weekend promotions for weekend home games. Saturday Bear Den Days -- Join other Cal fans in the left field and be CRAZY! Gold pon-poms, gold rally towels and the Golden Bears - wear a gold t-shirt and you'll fit right in. Everyone wants to be in the Bear Den - come early, space is limited! Pizza Giveaways, Rally Towels, Biggest Growl Contest, pon-poms, T-shirt giveaways, and much more. On Sunday's its a chance to meet the Golden Bears up-close-and-personal with a cool autograph session after each Sunday Game. Bring your posters, bats, balls, caps or a jersey and have all your favorite players sign them. The marketing department also invites kids (and adults) to run the bases after each Sunday home game. Get right on the field and see if you can run all the way around and score!
Cal Announces Game Time ChangeThe regular season finale versus Oregon on May 12 has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Levine-Fricke Field.
Series Records, Arizona State/Arizona 411Cal owns a 52-33 all-time series advantage over the Arizona State Sun Devils. Arizona State claimed an 8-0 victory over Cal on Apr. 13 in Tempe. Arizona, however, leads its series with Cal, 62-20. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 6-4 and 5-2 in Tucson, Apr. 14-15. Caitlin Lowe stole two bases in No. 3 Arizona's 9-1, six-inning win over No. 15 Oregon on Sunday to tie Wildcat great Alison McCutcheon's school record of 148 stolen bases in a career. UA's senior center fielder Lowe scored three runs and notched two of hits UA's eight hits in the weekend finale. Over the last three games, Lowe has hit .625 with five runs and five stolen bases Lowe's classmate Kristie Fox went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI to complete a solid weekend, in which she led Arizona with a .667 batting average (6-for-9) with a double, a triple, two home runs and seven RBI. The victory gave Arizona a 34-9 record on the year and a Pac-10 leading 10-2 mark in conference play. The Ducks dropped to 38-11 overall and 3-8 in Pac-10 contests. For the third straight game, Taryne Mowatt (26-7) gave up one run in a complete-game effort. She struck out nine Ducks, while giving up just four hits in six innings of work.
It was an 11 inning offensive showcase on national television Sunday afternoon and the No. 7 Sun Devil Softball Team didn't disappoint just barely edging Pac-10 foes, the 13th-ranked Oregon Beavers 8-7, with Bianca Cruz setting a new ASU single-season RBI record of 62.
California in the PollsCal remained out of the ESPN/USA Softball Top 25 poll, but did collect three 'receiving votes' in the latest poll released on Tuesday (Apr. 24). The Bears were picked to finish in a sixth place tie according to the annual Pac-10 softball preseason coaches poll released in January. Both California and Washington garnered 18 points to earn the sixth place tie. Last season's NCAA Champion, Arizona, was picked to win the conference after collecting five first place votes and 47 points overall. UCLA was a close second, earning 45 points and three first place votes. Arizona State earned the third place nod with 35 points. Oregon State was picked fourth with 32 points, followed by Stanford (fifth) with 21 points. Oregon rounded out the poll with eight points
Top 25 Poll NewsThe Amateur Softball Association announced today the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (50-2) as the No. 1 team in the country in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll for a record 11th consecutive week. Tennessee eclipsed the previous record of 10 consecutive weeks held by Arizona in 2004. UT recorded their first-ever three-game sweep of Auburn to become the fastest team in the Southeastern Conference history to reach the 50-win mark. The Big Orange also set a Tennessee winning streak record by recording their 25th straight win overall and their 17th consecutive conference win. Alabama (46-4) remained at No. 2 while Oklahoma (47-5) regained its spot at No. 3 with a mid-week sweep of Baylor (41-11) and a weekend sweep of Nebraska (34-15). Arizona (34-9) dropped back to No. 4 in this week's poll after losing at Arizona State (42-11). No. 5 LSU (46-6), who is on a nine game winning streak, becomes the third team from the Southeastern Conference to be ranked in the top five after sweeping its weekend conference series over Arkansas (20-38).The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 continue to dominate the Top 10 this week with three teams each including two for the SEC in the top five of the poll. The Pac-10 and Big 10 boast two teams each in the Top 10. The Pac-10 however maintains its dominance among conferences with seven of its eight member schools appearing in the poll this week. The Big 12 is second with five while the SEC and ACC are tied for third with three each.
On the HorizonCal travels to UCLA for a single game on May 4, before heading to Seattle for a pair of games versus Washington, May 5-6.
Apr. 18-22 Recaps
Apr. 18 ... The California Golden Bears pounded out 12 hits en route to a 9-0 non-conference win at Sacramento State at Shea Stadium on Wednesday. Gina Leomiti, Bernice Masaniai, and Taylor Kelly all produced two hits each for Cal. Masaniai also connected for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. It was her seventh home run of the season. Of Cal's 12 hits, three were doubles and one was a triple. The Bears' offense started clicking in the third inning, generating four runs to take a 4-0 lead. Alex Sutton notched a one-out single and quickly moved to second after Erika Racklin punched an infield single. Two batters later Leomiti slapped a single to center field, plating Sutton. A few plays later Racklin stole home and scored, before Masaniai's home run over the left field wall further boosted the Cal lead.
Apr. 20 ... The California Golden Bears could not protect a 2-0 lead in the top of the seventh inning as the No. 13-ranked Washington Huskies rallied to claim a 4-2 victory over Cal in eight innings in Levine-Fricke Field on Friday afternoon. In a show of solidarity, the Cal softball players wore orange ribbons in honor of the fallen victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy that occurred earlier in the week. There was also a moment of silence before the game. Neither team could generate much offense in the first three innings of the contest as both starting pitchers (Lauren Frankiewicz for Cal and Danielle Lawrie for Washington) gave up just two hits combined. The Bears unlocked the scoreless bout in the fourth inning with a pair of runs to take a 2-0 lead. Katie Vickers slapped a two-out single into left field which allowed both Bernice Masaniai and Christina Schallig to score. The score remained 2-0 until the top of the seventh when Dena Tyson and Lauren Greer posted back-to-back home runs off of Frankiewicz to knot the score at 2-2.
Apr. 21 ... Anjelica Selden pitched a two-hit shutout to help lead the No. 12-ranked UCLA Bruins to an 11-0 win (in five innings) over the California Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon in Levine-Fricke Field. The Bruin offense generated 13 hits in the contest. UCLA jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third after Whitney Holum produced a two-out double which scored Megan Langenfeld and Lisa Dodd. The Bruins added another two runs in the fourth after Dodd's RBI single plated Jaisa Creps, and Langenfeld's double scored Dodd.
Apr. 22 ... The 12th-ranked UCLA Bruins had just enough offensive firepower to escape Levine-Fricke field with a 5-3 win over the California Golden Bears on Sunday afternoon. Cal left 13 runners on base, including a total of six in the sixth and seventh innings. The Bears grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the third inning after Bernice Masaniai slapped a single to center field which scored Erika Racklin from second base. UCLA (30-12, 6-5 Pac-10) responded in the fifth inning as Julie Burney connected for a solo home run off of Lauren Frankiewicz to knot the score at 1-1. Tara Henry crossed home plate to give UCLA a 2-1 lead courtesy of a Jaisa Creps sacrifice fly to left field.Cal answered right back in the bottom half of the frame when Masaniai belted a line drive solo home run off of Whitney Baker to even the contest at 2-2. It was her eighth home run of the season. Megan Langenfeld's solo home run in the top of the sixth would put the Bruins up 3-2, before Lisa Dodd's two-run home run in the top of the seventh boosted UCLA's lead to 5-2.
`07 Team Quick NotesDiane Ninemire collected victory No. 880 after Cal's 9-1 win over Stanford on Apr. 7 ... the Bears are 21-8 when scoring first this season, and 23-4 when leading after four innings ... the 18 runs scored by the Bears vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 were the most runs scored since 1993 when Cal defeated Stanford 22-2 ... Cal posted back-to-back come from behind victories over Iowa State and Northern Iowa (Mar. 10 and 11) ... the Bears pounded out 71 hits from Mar. 9-14 ... Also in that span, Cal produced 47 runs and 42 RBI ... Cal had at least one home run from Mar. 9-15, a span of seven straight games ... Cal produced 40 hits from Mar. 17-23 ... the Bears drew a season-high nine walks vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... the Bears had a season-high 18 hits vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... Cal equaled its highest RBI output (14) vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... Cal recorded a season-high seven stolen bases vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... the Bears have been involved in 16 games this season that have been called due to an implemented run rule -- Cal is 9-7 in such games ... Cal has outscored its opponents 97-69 in the first two innings this season ...Vernae Sevilla is hitting .276 in league play ... Bernice Masaniai had a team-best 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-23), which is the fourth longest in the conference this year ... Alex Sutton had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-14) Sutton was also named the Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week (a Cal student athlete honor) on Apr. 9 for her performance in the Stanford series ... Erika Racklin scored 16 runs from Mar. 9-23 and has seven multi-hit games from Mar. 9-23 as well
Cal on TVCal's match-up at Arizona State will be televised (on a tape delay basis) on Fox Sports Bay Area on Sunday, Apr. 15.
Sutton Drafted by New England RiptideSenior Alex Sutton was selected in the third round by the New England Riptide in February's National Professional Fastpitch draft. Players selected in the NCAA draft will be permitted to pursue any available roster spot on their assigned team after completing their college season, according to league bylaws.
'The NPF showcases the nation's best softball players, and the draft gives us the opportunity to tap into the elite softball talent from the college level and bring it to our fans,' said newly appointed NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf. 'We are excited at the prospect of adding the hottest college players to our teams and bringing even more electricity to our 2007 season.'
Sutton, who hit .352 as a junior and was team was announced this season as one of 50 players on the Amateur Softball Association's Top-50 Preseason Watch List for Player of the Year honors, joins other Golden Bear alumnae, Jocelyn Forest and Lisa Iancin on the Riptide squad.'She's a welcome addition to the Riptide rebuilt outfield,' said Riptide General Manager Joe Adlman. 'We're happy we were able to draft her when we did.'
Led by Forest, New England captured the 2006 NPF Championship. Forest was named MVP of the series, pitching all 16 innings of the playoffs without allowing a run and striking out 15.The NPF season begins in June.
Sutton on Player of the Year Watch ListSenior Alex Sutton was announced as one of 50 players on the Amateur Softball Association's Top-50 Preseason Watch List for its sixth annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award released in January.
The 2007 Preseason Watch List is comprised of 50 players representing 33 schools and 11 different NCAA Division I Conferences. A complete list of the players with photos and links to their collegiate bios can be found in the 'College Corner' on the USA Softball website -- www.usasoftball.com.
Sutton hit a personal-best .352 last season, led Cal in on-base percentage (.464) and finished second on the team in slugging percentage (.497), RBI (36) and doubles (12).
The ASA will announce the 25 finalists on April 4 (Sutton did not make it on the finalist ballot). A player does not have to appear on the initial watch list to be considered as a Top-25 finalist, but once the Top-25 is named the remaining finalist must be selected from that list. Just days before the start of postseason play, a list of 10 finalists will be named and released on May 9. The final three finalists will be announced May 23 while the winner of the 2006 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award will be announced prior to the start of the 2007 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
The `07 ScheduleThe 2007 California softball schedule has the Golden Bears traveling throughout the country, facing 18 opponents that made postseason appearances in the 2006 season. Of those 18 opponents, 14 finished the season ranked in top-25 national polls (ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA). The 2007 schedule also includes 15 home games at Levine-Fricke Field, including 11 Pac-10 Conference match-ups.
In Other News...Jennifer Deering was hired as an assistant coach at Boston University this season. A member of the 2002 national championship team, Deering most recently served as the head varsity softball coach at Piedmont High School. In her first season at the helm, Deering led the 2006 Piedmont softball team to its first Bay Side Athletic League championship in thirteen years. The team also earned its first-ever North Coast Sectional first place seeding. Deering was named the East Bay Coach of the Year by the Oakland Tribune after the team went 19-4 in her tenure. Deering's responsibilities as an assistant will include working with the pitching staff and spearheading BU's recruiting efforts.
The Ninemire EffectNo coach in the history of California athletics has won more games than Diane Ninemire (881). Since her first year in the dugout in 1988, Ninemire has continually taken the Bears to new heights as one of the winningest and most successful softball programs in the nation, especially over the past eight seasons. Under the guidance of Ninemire, California has earned a place among the nation's elite. With a national championship, nine Women's College World Series trips, and 19 straight NCAA Regional appearances to her credit, it is no wonder that Cal enters every season as a national contender.
Since the 1999 season, California is an impressive 438-172 (.718), including a 179-68 mark (.724) over the last three seasons. Since 1999, Ninemire's teams have won at least 48 games each year, including five 50-win seasons.
Since Ninemire's tenure at Cal, 34 All-America, 80 all-region, and 129 all-conference certificates have been issued to Golden Bear athletes. Two of Ninemire's former players - Michele Granger and Gillian Boxx - were four-time All-Americans and helped the United States to win a Gold Medal as members of the 1996 Olympic Team in Atlanta.
The 2006 campaign was no different in terms of success. With a roster that had lost four, four-year starters, Ninemire assembled a group that produced 48 wins, an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional, and a final No. 9 national ranking. The veteran coach logged her 850th career victory on May 13 with a 10-inning victory over Washington.
Pac-10 LeaderboardChristina Schallig ranks seventh in hits (52) and sixth in walks (29) ... Alex Sutton is ninth in the league in RBI (40), seventh in doubles (10), ninth in total bases (85), and seventh in home runs (10) ... Lauren Frankiewicz ranks sixth in strikeouts (159), tenth in wins (13), and sixth in innings pitched (165.0) ... Erika Racklin ranks No. 2 in sacrifice bunts (12) and seventh in stolen bases (15) ... Cal is third in runs scored (271), third in doubles (55), fourth in RBI (232), third in walks (162), and third in sacrifice flys (11)
'07 CALIFORNIA Player Notes
#00 Brittany LaRosa (Fr., Diamond Bar, CA): Has posted a 4-8 record and two shutouts this season ... in her collegiate debut vs. Kansas (2/9) LaRosa allowed just two hits in five innings of work for her first complete game and shutout ... she scattered four hits in seven innings for her second win and shutout vs. UCSB on 2/10 ... From Feb. 18-20 (6.1 innings pitched) LaRosa gave up just one run on two hits and two strikeouts ... LaRosa collected the win vs. Delaware State on Mar. 2 after recording a season-high six strikeouts ... pitched the first three innings and gave up just one hit at UNLV on Mar. 3 ... Collected her first career save in Cal's 3-2 win over Loyola-Chicago on Mar. 7, allowing just one hit with a pair of strikeouts in three innings of work
#3 Alex Sutton (Sr., Morgan Hill, CA): Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Apr. 10 ... Named the Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week (a Cal student-athlete award) on Apr. 9 ... had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-Mar. 14), and has at least one hit in 24 of her last 32 games ... she had a four-game hitting streak (Apr. 1-7), and has hit three home runs in her last five games ... hitting .324 this season with 29 runs, 10 HR (career-high for a season) and 40 RBI (career-high for a season) ... has drawn 16 walks ... has a .983 fielding percentage ... went 3-for-3 with three runs and four RBI vs. Utah State on Feb. 18 ... Sutton broke out in a big way at the Palm Springs Classic, Feb. 23-25 ... she blasted a grand slam in the first inning to help lift Cal to a 7-5 win over Notre Dame (2/23)... the next game Sutton delivered two solo home runs vs. Oklahoma State ... despite suffering a tough 10-7 loss to Ohio State (2/24), Sutton helped keep Cal in the contest with four RBI ... also recorded a 1.133 slugging percentage, hit 10 RBI, and scored three times in the tournament ... delivered a clutch hit in the top of the seventh inning when her single thru the left side scored Christina Schallig to put Cal up 5-4 at UNLV on Mar. 3 ... went 1-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning vs. UConn (Mar. 9) ... went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI vs. Ea. Illinois on Mar. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI, including a two-run home run in the seventh inning in Cal's 15-5 win over Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with a run vs. Northern Iowa in Mar. 11 ... hit .389 in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... connected for her seventh home run of the season with a two-run shot at Hawaii on Mar. 14 ... went 1-for-3 including an RBI double that scored two runs in the second inning vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... had two RBI and an a double vs. Louisville on Mar. 24 ... hit .417 in the Stanford series, including four runs, five RBI and two home runs (Apr. 5-7) ... hit the game-winning three-run home run in the fifth inning at Stanford on Apr. 5 ... notched a two-run home run as part of a five-run second inning for Cal in the series finale vs. the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... had a run and an RBI vs. Arizona on Apr. 14 ... went 2-for-3 with a home run vs. Arizona on Apr. 15 ... scored two runs at Sacramento State on Apr. 18
#4 Shannon Houston (Fr., New Egypt, NJ): Has scored 20 runs this season ... has been primarily used as a pinch runner ... is 12-for-16 in stolen bases ... had two stolen bases with a run scored at San Diego State (2/9) ... recorded three stolen bases and went 1-for-1 with three runs and two RBI vs. Florida International (2/18) ... scored a run vs. Ohio State (2/24) and went 1-for-1 vs. Maryland (2/25) ... scored a pair of runs at the UNLV Invitational, Mar. 2-4 ... produced a .375 batting average with four runs and three RBI from Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI including a key hit which unlocked a 5-5 tie to score Bernice Masaniai and Gina Leomiti vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... scored a run vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 and had a stolen base and a run vs. Liberty also on Mar. 23 ... scored a run vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 ... scored a run vs. UCLA on Apr. 22
#6 Julie Meyer (Jr., Yardville, NJ): Has had at least one hit in nine of her last 17 games ... currently hitting .229 on the season ... has five home runs, with 16 RBI and 20 runs scored ... scored three runs in two games (Feb. 18-20) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the season-opening win vs. Kansas (2/9) ... went 1-for-2 with two runs vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... scored a run in Cal's 9-4 win over Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... connected for her second home run of the season with a three-run shot over the left field wall in the second inning in Cal's 3-2 win over Loyola-Chicago on Mar. 7 ... hit a solo home run vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... hit .364 at the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational (Mar. 23-25) ... went 2-for-4 with a run vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... hit her fourth HR of the season vs. Northwestern on Mar. 25 ... had an RBI at Oregon (Mar. 30) ... had a double at Oregon State (Apr. 1) ... belted a two-run home run in the second inning in the series finale vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 (finished the game 2-for-3 with a run, a double, and two RBI) ... went 2-for-3, including an RBI double and a run scored vs. Arizona on Apr. 14 ... had a run and a double at Sacramento State on Apr. 18
#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Leads the team with a .351 batting average ... has also scored 35 runs, while posting 35 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... has had eight multi-hit games since Mar. 10 ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the 6-1 win over San Diego State (2/9) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run vs. Florida International (2/18) ... scored two runs vs. Utah State (2/18) ... went 1-for-1 with four RBI vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... hit a team-best .571 from Feb. 20-25 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. Ohio State (2/24) ... went 1-for-1 with two runs and two RBI vs. Maryland (2/25) ... went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in Cal's 14-6 win over Delaware State on Mar. 2 ... scored what would be the game winning run in the in the top of the seventh in Cal's 5-4 win over UNLV (3/3) ... went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... delivered the game-winning three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning in Cal's 6-5 come from behind win over Northern Iowa on Mar. 11 ... went a productive 4-for-5 with a run scored vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... drew four walks and scored twice vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs at Pacific on Mar. 28 ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 ... had two hits and two RBI vs. Arizona (Apr. 14-15) ... scored a run at Sacramento State (Apr. 22) and a run vs. Washington on Apr. 20
#8 Lauren Frankiewicz (So., Vienna, VA): Named to the NIST All-Tournament team (Mar. 9-11) ... has posted a 13-13 record with a 3.35 ERA and two shutouts this season ... leads the pitching staff with 159 strikeouts ... had 23 strikeouts from Feb. 14-23 ... had 30 strikeouts from Feb. 28-Mar. 4 ... allowed just one run, which came in the sixth inning, in the 6-1 win over San Diego State on Feb. 9 ... earned the win against Notre Dame (2/23) after striking out three in 6.2 innings of work ... picked up the victory at UNLV with seven strikeouts ... went 3-0 with 2.13 ERA and 31 strikeouts from Mar. 7-11 ... allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts for her fifth win of the season vs. Iowa on Mar. 9 ... recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts for her sixth win vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... allowed one run on six hits with nine Ks vs. Northern Iowa ... recorded nine strikeouts and allowed just four hits for her ninth victory in Cal's 1-0 win over Liberty on Mar. 15 ... collected her 10th win of the season after allowing four hits with six strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... tossed a three-hit complete game shutout in Cal's 3-0 win at Stanford on Apr. 5 ... allowed just one run on five hits in Cal's 9-1 series finale win over the Cardinal on Apr. 7
#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Is 9-5 with a 4.41 ERA ... despite suffering the loss to UMass (2/10), Drewrey was still impressive in her first collegiate start, allowing just one run on two hits with a strikeout in six innings of work ... had three strikeouts vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... went 3-1 from Feb. 20-25 ... picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits in 3.2 innings of work vs. Maryland (2/25) ... registered the win vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.00 ERA from Mar. 7-11 ... alllowed one run on four hits in six innings of work for her seventh victory of the season vs. Iowa State on Mar. 11 ... recorded a solid outing for her eighth win of the season (nine hits, one run, four strikeouts) vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... registered a season-high six strikeouts to help Cal defeat Nevada for a second straight time on Mar. 17 ... pitched two innings at Sacramento State (4/18) and allowed one hit with a pair of strikeouts
#12 Vernae Sevilla (Fr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Hitting a team-best .276 in conference play ... had a six-game hitting streak (Mar. 28-Apr. 6) ... has had at least one hit in 15 of her last 25 games ... has posted a .273 batting average this season ... had a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-23 ... had three hits, two runs, and an RBI at the Campbell-Cartier Classic ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the season-opener vs. Kansas (2/9) ... went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored vs. Utah State on Feb. 18 ... had an RBI vs. Notre Dame (2/23) ... had two hits vs. Oklahoma State (2/23) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored vs. Delaware St. (3/2) ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI vs. Iowa on Mar. 9 ... went 1-for-3 with a run scored at Hawaii (3/14) ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and notched her first career home run vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI at Oregon on Mar. 30 ... went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning vs. Stanford on Apr. 6 ... scored a run vs. the Cardinal in Cal's 9-1 victory in the series finale on Apr. 7 ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. Washington on Apr. 20
#13 Erika Racklin (Jr., Pittsburg, CA): Hitting .298 this season ... scored 16 runs from Mar. 9-25 ... also had seven multi-hit games in that span ... produced two hits and a run scored at the Campbell-Cartier Classic ... had a stolen base a scored the game's first run in the 2-0 win over UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 10 ... scored a run vs. San Jose State on Feb. 14 ... went 3-for-3 (season-best) with two runs vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 ... hit .348 for the week Feb. 28-Mar. 4 with seven runs, three RBI and a triple ... went a productive 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI with a stolen base vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI vs. Delaware State (3/2) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs at UNLV on Mar. 3 ... hit .400 with five runs scored, Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs vs. Northern Iowa on Mar. 11 ... hit .316 at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-5 with five runs scored vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... hit .500 at the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational (Mar. 23-25) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had three hits on five plate appearances with three runs and two stolen bases vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 1-for-2 with a run at Oregon State on Mar. 31 ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored at Sacramento State on Apr. 18 ... had two hits and a run vs. UCLA on Apr. 22
#16 Katie Vickers (Jr., San Diego, CA): Hitting .248 with 35 RBI ... had six RBI Apr. 5-7 ... opened the season with a five-game hitting streak (Feb. 9-14) ... has had two six-game hitting streaks (Feb. 18-24 and Mar. 9-Mar. 14) ... was real active at the plate at the Campbell-Cartier Classic, with five hits, three RBI, and a run scored ... was 2-for-3 and had an RBI single in the sixth inning to plate Shannon Houston to put Cal up 2-0 vs. Santa Barbara (2/10) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs vs. Utah State (2/18) ... hit her first home run of the season (a two-run shot) vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... hit .368 from Feb. 20-25 ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI vs. Oklahoma (2/24) ... hit a first inning grand slam and finished 2-for-3 with five RBI vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 ... went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Delaware State on Mar. 2 ... had an RBI vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... had an RBI vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... connected for her second career grand slam in the first inning in Cal's 8-6 loss to Stanford on Apr. 6 ... produced a two-run single in the sixth inning in Cal's 9-1 win over the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... had two hits, including a double, at Arizona, Apr. 14-15
#17 Carly Winger (So., Orlando, FL): Hit the walk-off home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to seal a 9-1 victory over St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... is hitting .265 this season with nine runs scored ... owned a four-game hitting streak (Feb. 25-Mar. 3) ... hit .300 from Feb. 20-25 with four runs, two home runs and two RBI ... hit a solo home run vs. Oklahoma on Feb. 24 ... had an RBI vs. Iowa on Mar. 9 ... had two hits vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... scored a run at Oregon on Mar. 30 ... scored a run vs. Arizona on Apr. 15 ... had two RBI at Sacramento State on Apr. 20
#21 Bernice Masaniai (Fr., Stanton, CA): Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 20) ... had a 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-Mar. 23), fourth longest in the Pac-10 this season ... hitting .309 with 29 runs and 29 RBI this season ... had a five-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-23) and had nine RBI from Feb. 18-28 ... posted three hits with an RBI and a run scored at the Campbell-Cartier Classic ... went 1-for-3 including the season's first RBI that scored Morgan Siegel in the first inning vs. Kansas (2/9) ... went 2-for-3 including a three-run home run vs. Florida International on Feb. 18 ... scored two runs vs. Utah State on Feb. 19 ... went 2-for-3 vs. SMC on Feb. 20 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. Oklahoma State (2/23) ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. Maryland (2/25) ... hit .400 with seven runs, four RBI and two home runs from Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-4 with three runs and a double vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and a home run vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... hit .526 at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... hit a solo home run (her fifth) in the second inning to give Cal a 1-0 victory over Liberty on Mar. 15 ... went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... had two hits vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had three RBI and two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... hit her sixth home run of the season when her solo shot cleared the center field wall vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 ... went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI at Sacramento State on Apr. 18 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI and connected for a solo home run vs. UCLA on Apr. 22
#23 Taylor Kelly (Fr., Santee, CA): Has played in 37 games this season and has five stolen bases, 11 runs and 14 RBI ... had two hits with a run scored and an RBI at the Campbell-Cartier Classic ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored vs. Kansas on Feb. 9 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI vs. Utah State on Feb. 18 ... went 1-for-3 with a run and RBI vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... had her best game of the season by going 4-for-5 with five RBI vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... scored two runs vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... scored a run vs. Nevada on Mar. 16
#45 Gina Leomiti (So., San Diego, CA): Has three doubles in her last four games plaed ... also has a current four-game hitting streak (Apr. 18-22) ... has played in 43 games with 106 plate appearances ... ranks second on the team with a .349 batting average ... had a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-Mar. 14 and a five game hit streak from Mar. 16-23 ... she has had at least one hit in 16 of her last 24 games ... came up with the season's first big hit when her two-out double in the second inning scored three runs in Cal's 8-0 victory over Kansas (2/9) ... had a solid game vs. Delaware State (3/2) with three hits on four plate appearances, two RBI and a run scored ... scored three runs vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... went 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI on Mar. 10 vs. Iowa State ... had two hits vs. Northern Iowa on Mar. 11 ... hit .500 at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... had two hits vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had a double, run, and RBI vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the first inning at Oregon State on Mar. 31 ... was walked twice and scored two runs vs. Stanford on Apr. 6 ... went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI vs. the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... went 2-for-5 at Sacramento State (Apr. 18) ... went 2-for-4 vs. UCLA on Apr. 22
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