Bears steal three-game series against Cardinal

In a trio of top-10 trials to open conference play, the Cal softball team narrowly avoided a sophomore slump. The Bears completed a three-game series against No. 9 Stanford on Friday and Sunday after Saturday’s game was rained out. Though they blanked the Cardinal, 9-0, fairly easily in the first
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Bears shut out Cardinal in Pac-12 opener

The gauntlet has been thrown, the siren has sounded. Pac-12, you’ve been warned. Cal softball displayed just how explosive this year’s squad is with a 9-0 victory over Stanford in their first Pac-12 matchup of the year. The victory featured five home runs from four different Bears, as well as
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Cal Softball Game

Bears begin grueling Pac-12 schedule with Stanford

Make no mistake about it: the Cal softball season starts now. Sure, the Bears’ five regular season tournaments and various nonconference affairs have been a bit of a challenge. The team has faced four top- 25 teams and once played seven games in five days. But the Pac-12 is a
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Field of Dreams

Jolene Henderson isn't just the best pitcher on the Cal softball team; she's the best in the country. Her dominant collegiate campaign literally began in her own backyard.

In the backyard of a house in Sacramento, Calif., the best pitcher in college softball transformed from a troubled benchwarmer to a full-fledged superstar. Jolene Henderson is 14-1 with a 0.99 ERA this season. Behind her signature changeup and blazing fastball, Henderson has blown by virtually every team she’s faced
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Cal takes care of Princeton in final nonconference game

In the Cal softball team’s last game before the commencement of Pac-12 play, it was the Valerie Arioto Show. Arioto hit a two-run homer in the first inning and pitched five scoreless innings, leading the Bears to a 8-0 victory in five innings over Princeton on Tuesday at Levine-Fricke Field.
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Cal, Henderson shut down Aggies in Spring Fling opener

One down, four to go. In the first game of the treacherous Hawaii Spring Fling tournament in Honolulu, the No. 1 Cal softball team took down the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies, 3-0, on Wednesday behind a one-hitter from starting pitcher Jolene Henderson and an offensively strong fifth inning. “We
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No. 1 Cal begins Hawaii Spring Fling with Aggies

The No. 1 Cal softball team is getting a little repetitive. After a fifth consecutive weekend in which the Bears not only swept their four opponents but mercilessly shellacked them, Cal begins the ascent towards the tallest mountain of all: Pac-12 play. But before the inaugural conference opener against Stanford
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Bears show mercy in weekend sweep

The Bears have opponents begging for mercy. In the No. 1 Cal softball team’s run at the Bayer CropScience Classic, the team forced three mercy rulings. Every game must reach five innings, but if one team gains an eight-run lead at any point thereafter, the game is called. Of their
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Strong pitching on both sides headlines weekend tourney

A call to arms has been issued, and Cal’s pitchers will have to heed it. Cal aces Valerie Arioto and Jolene Henderson will be put to the test as they face other star hurlers at the Bayer CropScience Classic in Fresno, Calif. this Saturday and Sunday. Three of their four
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