Cal Travels to UCLA, Washington this Weekend
May 1, 2007
QuicklyThe California Golden Bears (30-27, 4-11 Pac-10), who have won four of their last five games, including two over nationally-ranked Arizona State, travels to No. 12-ranked UCLA for a single game on Friday, May 4, before heading to Seattle to take on No. 13-ranked Washington for a pair of games, May 5-6.
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, UCLA/Washington 411Cal lost two games to the Bruins in Berkeley (Apr. 21-22). Over the weekend Megan Langenfeld knocked a sixth-inning RBI single to give UCLA the lead for good and retired the final two batters as a relief pitcher in the top of the seventh inning as 12th-ranked UCLA completed a weekend sweep of the Oregon schools with a 5-3 victory over 13th-ranked Oregon State before a sellout crowd at Easton Stadium on Sunday afternoon. UCLA has now won seven of its last nine games and improves to 33-13, 9-6 Pac-10. The win, combined with Arizona State's loss at California, also vaults the Bruins into a three-way tie for second place in the Pac-10 as UCLA, ASU and Washington all stand 9-6 in league play, trailing only Arizona in the standings. Bruin starter Anjelica Selden was on her game early, retiring the first nine batters in order. Selden fanned four of those nine, including Alana Ford to open up the third inning for her 1,096th career strikeout. That pushed Selden to the top of the UCLA career strikeout chart, surpassing Keira Goerl (1,095 from 2001-04) for the all-time standard. The Golden Bears lost a tough 4-2 decision to Washington on Apr. 20. No. 11 Washington used a one-hit shutout by ace Danielle Lawrie and five extra-base hits to run rule Oregon 8-0 in six innings Sunday in front of 804 fans to complete the three-game sweep against the Ducks. The Huskies improve to 32-13 overall and 9-6 in the Pac-10, while Oregon dips to 39-14 overall and 4-11 in conference play. Washington scored four runs in the first inning and four more in the sixth to end the game via the mercy-rule. All the while, Lawrie kept the Ducks off balance, giving up just one hit-- a bloop single to Joanna Gail in the fifth-- while striking out 10. The Huskies raced out to the 4-0 lead in the first inning on two hits. All-American Ashley Charters led off with a walk, stole second base and moved to third on a sacrifice by Marnie Koziol. All-American Dominique Lastrapes then punched a single between third and short stop to drive in Charters. Senior Dena Tyson worked a walked before sophomore Lauren Greer blasted a double off the left-centerfield wall to score Lastrapes and move Tyson to third.
California in the PollsCal remained out of the ESPN/USA Softball Top 25 poll, but did collect five 'receiving votes' in the latest poll released on Tuesday (May 1). 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 NewsFor the first time this season the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (51-4) are not the top team in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll instead its the Alabama Crimson Tide (50-4), who hold the top spot for the first time in school history, as announced today by the Amateur Softball Association. Tennessee dropped to No. 2 after losing two of three this past weekend in Baton Rouge to rival LSU (48-8), who received one first place vote. The battle for No. 1 in the regular season top 25 poll and the champion of the Southeastern Conference will be decided this weekend as Alabama travels to Knoxville for a three game series against the Lady Volunteers. Alabama, Tennessee and LSU are all currently tied for lead in the SEC. In conjunction with leading the SEC, they also represent three of the top five teams in the nation in this week's poll. It was a tough week for those at the top with nine of last week's top ten being upset at least once. Oklahoma (49-6), with a first place vote, remains at No. 3 this week despite a loss at Kansas (32-19-1) while LSU moved up one spot to No. 4 after its series win over Tennessee. Arizona (35-10-1) dropped back to No. 5 after losing on the road to Stanford (31-14-1). The second game of the Arizona-Stanford series was called after 12 innings at a 0-0 tie, the first tie for Arizona since 1986. The SEC and Big 12 Conference continue to dominate in the top 10 this week with each Conference being represented by three teams. The SEC has three teams ranked in the top four while the Big 12 has No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 6 Texas A&M (39-8) and No. 7 Baylor (43-12). Rounding out the top 10 is the Pac-10, represented by No. 5 Arizona and No. 9 Arizona State (45-13), and the Big Ten, represented by No. 8 Northwestern (41-10) and No. 10 Michigan (40-9).
On the HorizonCal plays its final three regular season games in Levine-Fricke field, May 10-12, beginning with Oregon State on May 10, followed by a two-game set with Oregon on the 11th and 12th.
Apr. 25-29 Recaps
Apr. 25 ... California snapped its three-game losing streak with a pair of wins over UC Davis in non-conference action at La Rue field on Wednesday. The Golden Bears captured game one with a 9-3 victory and took game two by a score of 7-0. Julie Meyer belted two home runs on the afternoon, while Christina Schallig, Bernice Masaniai and Gina Leomiti also tallied home runs as well. In the first game of the double-header, the Bears quickly took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Masaniai scored courtesy of a Vernae Sevilla single to right field. Cal increased its lead to 3-0 in the third after Schallig connected for a two-run home run (her fifth of the season) over the left field wall. Cal's offense continued to click in the fourth when Meyer planted a solo home run over the left field wall, before Taylor Kelly scored from third on a fielding miscue by the Aggies, boosting the Cal lead to 5-0. In the second game Cal exploded for seven runs in the final two innings (two in the sixth and five in the seventh) to collect the victory. In the seventh Leomiti and Masaniai hit back-to-back home runs, before Meyer blasted a two-run home run, three batters later. Katie Vickers had three of Cal's 12 hits in the second game, while the pitching duo of Brittany LaRosa and Marissa Drewrey held UC Davis to just two hits. LaRosa collected the win after logging 3.2 innings of work.
Apr. 27 ... Taryne Mowatt pitched a complete game five-hit shutout to lead the fourth-ranked Arizona Wildcats to a 6-0 win over the California Golden Bears on Friday afternoon. Jenae Leles' solo home run in the second inning put Arizona up 1-0, before Caitlin Lowe's triple to right field plated both Adrienne Acton and Sam Banister, pushing the Wildcat lead to 3-0. Arizona (35-9, 11-2) added a pair of runs in the fourth courtesy of Chelsie Mesa fielder's choice RBI and a Kristie Fox RBI. K'Lee Arredondo's RBI double to center field in the fifth allowed Banister to cross home plate, completing the Arizona scoring.
Apr. 28 ... Freshman Vernae Sevilla produced California's lone hit of the afternoon versus No. 7 Arizona State. However it was the difference maker as her two-out solo home run just made it over the left field wall in the fifth inning giving the Golden Bears a 1-0 upset victory over the Sun Devils on Saturday afternoon. Cal's other freshman, Marissa Drewrey, had a stellar performance in the circle, tossing a complete game three-hit shutout against the Pac-10's third-best offense. Drewrey's first career shutout helped improved her record to 10-5 this season. Arizona State's Katie Burkhart, who led the conference with a 0.98 ERA, suffered the loss, despite recording 14 strikeouts in the contest. The Sun Devils left eight runners on base.
Apr. 29 ... California received a second straight dominant pitching performance, this time from sophomore Lauren Frankiewicz, as the Golden Bears defeated the seventh-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils for the second day in a row by a score of 2-1 in Levine-Fricke field on Sunday afternoon Frankiewicz allowed just one run and scattered six hits to go along with nine strikeouts over 5.1 innings to earn her 15th win in the circle. Freshman Marissa Drewrey, who tossed a complete game shutout versus ASU on Saturday, collected her second save of the season after striking out three in 1.2 innings of work. The Bears have not lost a season series to the Sun Devils since 2003. Cal unlocked a scoreless tie in the third inning when Erika Racklin scored on a Christina Schallig double to center field, giving the Bears an early 1-0 lead. Arizona State (45-13, 9-6 Pac-10) threatened in the top half of the fourth with the bases loaded and one out, but Fankiewciz got Caylyn Carlson to pop up to third baseman Katie Vickers, before striking out Katie Crabb to end the inning unscathed. The Bears added another run in the fifth when Taylor Kelly connected for her first career home run over the left-center field portion of the wall, boosting the Cal lead to 2-0.
`07 Team Quick NotesDiane Ninemire collected victory No. 880 after Cal's 9-1 win over Stanford on Apr. 7 ... the Bears are 25-8 when scoring first this season, and 25-4 when leading after four innings ... the Bears have committed just four errors in their last nine games ... Cal's pitching staff posted 17 strikeouts against the No. 7 Arizona State Sun Devils (Apr. 28-29) ... 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 98-78 in the first two innings this season ...Vernae Sevilla leads the team with a batting average of .265 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 was 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 (885). 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 442-173 (.719), including a 183-69 mark (.726) 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 (56) and fifth in walks (31) ... Alex Sutton is ninth in the league in RBI (42), fourth in doubles (11), eighth in total bases (92), and ninth in home runs (10) ... Lauren Frankiewicz ranks sixth in strikeouts (173), tenth in wins (15), and seventh in innings pitched (178.2) ... Erika Racklin ranks No. 2 in sacrifice bunts (12) and sixth in stolen bases (18) ... Cal is third in runs scored (290), third in doubles (60), fourth in RBI (248), third in walks (177), and third in sacrifice flys (11)
'07 CALIFORNIA Player Notes
#00 Brittany LaRosa (Fr., Diamond Bar, CA): Has posted a 5-8 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 ... didn't allow a run or a hit in 3.2 innings of work to collect the win at UC Davis (G2) on Apr. 25
#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 27 of her last 37 games ... she had a four-game hitting streak (Apr. 1-7), and hit three home runs from Apr. 5-15 ... hitting .302 this season with 31 runs, 10 HR (career-high for a season) and 42 RBI (career-high for a season) ... has drawn 23 walks ... has a .985 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 ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. UC Davis in G2 on Apr. 25
#4 Shannon Houston (Fr., New Egypt, NJ): Has scored 21 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): Had a four-game hitting streak from Apr. 22-27 ... currently hitting .232 on the season ... has seven home runs, with 19 RBI and 23 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 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and a home run in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... connected for a two-run home run in G2 at Davis as well
#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Leads the team with a .346 batting average ... has also scored 37 runs, while posting 39 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... has had nine 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 ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs, and a home run in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... went 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. Arizona State on Apr. 29
#8 Lauren Frankiewicz (So., Vienna, VA): Named to the NIST All-Tournament team (Mar. 9-11) ... has posted a 15-14 record with a 3.37 ERA and two shutouts this season ... leads the pitching staff with 173 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 ... picked up win No. 14 in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... collected won No. 15 vs. Arizona State after allowing one run on six hits with nine strikeouts on Apr. 29
#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Is 10-5 with a 3.91 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 ... allowed 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 ... had her best outing of her career on Apr. 28 when she pitched her first career complete game three-hit shutout in Cal's 1-0 win over No. 7 Arizona State (ASU had the 3rd best offense in the league) ... picked up her second save of the season after striking out three ASU batters in 1.2 innings of work on Apr. 29
#12 Vernae Sevilla (Fr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Hitting a team-best .265 in conference play ... had a six-game hitting streak (Mar. 28-Apr. 6) ... has had at least one hit in 13 of her last 23 games ... has posted a .263 batting average this season ... had a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-23 and a six-game hitting streak from Mar. 28-Apr. 5 ... 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 ... produced Cal's lone hit of the afternoon vs. No. 7 Arizona State. However it was the difference maker as her two-out solo home run just made it over the left field wall in the fifth inning giving the Golden Bears a 1-0 upset victory over the Sun Devils on Saturday afternoon
#13 Erika Racklin (Jr., Pittsburg, CA): Hitting .304 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 ... scored two runs in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... went 3-for-3 vs. Arizona with a stolen base (Apr. 27)
#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 ... combined for five hits and a run in Cal's double-header win at UC Davis on Apr. 25
#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 .297 with 31 runs and 31 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 producing the season's first RBI 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 ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in G2 at UC Davis on Apr. 25
#23 Taylor Kelly (Fr., Santee, CA): Has played in 42 games this season and has five stolen bases, 14 runs and 15 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 ... went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored vs. Arizona State on Apr. 29
#45 Gina Leomiti (So., San Diego, CA): Owned a six-game hitting streak (Apr. 18-25) ... has played in 48 games with 120 plate appearances ... ranks second on the team with a .333 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 ... went 2-for-4 with a home run in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25
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