In addition to nearly throwing a no-hitter, Valerie Arioto had two runs and two RBIs.

Arioto dominates in Cal win

Valerie Arioto will not slow down. In a matchup destined for an ordinary blowout, Arioto emerged extraordinary, taking a no-hitter into the final inning and picking up a couple of key hits to propel the Bears to a 10-2 victory over Santa Clara in five innings at Levine-Fricke Field Wednesday.
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No. 1 Cal hosts lowly Santa Clara

Although the No. 1 Cal softball team will technically “prepare” to take on 8-36 Santa Clara, no serious spectator of the sport would seriously believe the Broncos stand a chance for Wednesday’s 3 p.m. game at Levine-Fricke Field. The Bears (39-2, 11-1 in the Pac-12) own a 72-0 series advantage
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Softball vs. Arizona 4-14-12

Cal exacts revenge on Wildcats behind Arioto power display

After suffering its first Pac-12 loss of the season at Levine-Fricke Field Saturday, the Cal softball team was upset. The offense had only managed five hits over the first two games of a crucial conference series against Arizona, and another subpar offensive showing would not be tolerated for a Bears
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No. 1 Cal falls to Wilcats in second of three games

The Wildcats pulled out the wildcard on Saturday. After a sixth inning that saw No. 13 Arizona knock in five runs, the No. 1 Cal softball team fell, 8-3, in its second loss of the season at Levine-Fricke Field. Arizona’s sophomore pitcher Shelby Babcock held the Bears to just three
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The No. 1 Cal softball team has three players who were named in the top 25 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year: Valerie Arioto, Jolene Henderson and Jamia Reid.

No. 1 Cal hosts speedy ‘Cats

Arizona thinks of itself as a roadblock. Cal hopes the opponent will be nothing but a speedbump. The Cal softball team will face No. 13 Arizona in a three-game home series that kicks off Friday at 3 p.m. at Levine-Fricke Field. The Wildcats are third in the Pac-12 and have
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Right fielder Ashley Decker and the Bears blanked the Gaels, 9-0, with at least one run in every inning save the second.

Bears crush St. Mary’s in warmup for Arizona battle

Ho, hum. At Cottrell Field in Moraga, Calif., the No. 1 Cal softball team disposed of yet another opponent in dominating fashion, defeating the St. Mary’s Gaels 9-0 on Wednesday. The Bears jumped out to a first inning lead and never relinquished the advantage, taking care of another nonconference opponent
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Senior left fielder Jamia Reid led off the potent Cal lineup, hitting 2-for-5 and stealing two bases on Saturday. The Bears connected for 14 hits.

Cal sweeps with third straight mercy win

After the second game of the Bears’ three-game series against Utah was snowed out, the Bear’s took advantage of the snowcapped scenery. “We had a snowball fight,” said senior Jace Williams. “Some of the girls had never felt snow before!” The next day, however, meant twice the business as Saturday
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Center fielder Frani Echavarria was perfect on her three at-bats, finishing the game with two doubles and a home run.

Bears bulldoze Utes in first of three tilts

On Thursday, the Cal softball team held the Utes mute. The Bears dominated the series opener against Utah with a 10-0 win in five innings at the Ute Softball Field in Salt Lake City, Utah. Senior outfielder Frani Echavarria notched two doubles and a home run to fuel the Bears
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