Cal ace Jolene Henderson turned in a stellar sophomore campaign in the circle, earning a 40-10 record and tossing 18 shutouts.

Henderson shines in breakthrough season for Bears

Sophomore ace dominates, Cal ends six-year WCWS drought

In the Cal softball team’s second practice, All-American pitcher and first baseman Valerie Arioto broke her leg — leaving a void in the circle, in the infield and at the plate. Coach Diane Ninemire turned to sophomore Jolene Henderson, who had split time with Arioto both on the rubber and
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Sophomore ace Jolene Henderson couldn’t deliver a game three win for the Bears, giving up 10 hits against the Gators in Oklahoma City.

Chomp! Florida eliminates Bears from Women’s College World Series

Cal unable to hang on to first inning advantage

The Gators did it again. For the third time in four years, the Cal softball team’s postseason run has ended at the hands of Florida — the latest instance being a 5-2 loss in Saturday’s second game of the Women’s College World Series. After dropping its opening WCWS contest to
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‘Bama rolls over Bears in 1-0 shutout

Cal musters 1 hit in WCWS opener

Britt Vonk sent the 14th pitch of the game skittering to shortstop for an infield single, connecting on a full count to put Cal softball team on base in a Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2005. It turned out to be the No. 7-seeded Bears’ lone hit
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Center fielder Frani Echavarria went 2-for-3 during in Sunday’s game three victory, scoring twice.

Oklahoma!: Cal headed to first Women’s College World Series since 2005

Henderson rebounds from game two defeat, shuts out Wildcats to clinch Super Regional

After her ace suffered her first five-inning mercy rule loss this season on Sunday, Cal softball coach Diane Ninemire had Jolene Henderson go into the locker room. Henderson even redid her hair. For the nation’s ERA leader coming into the weekend, an 8-0 run rule loss to Kentucky in game
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Henderson blanks Wildcats in Super Regional opener

Echavarria's solo shot provides lone run for Bears

Already a proven road team, the Cal softball team may have found a home away from home in the Bluegrass state. The No. 5 Bears (43-10) took a 1-0 decision over Kentucky at the UK Softball Complex in Lexington, Ky., in the first game of the best of three  series.
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The Cal softball team needed just three runs to beat Louisville for a second time this past weekend.

Henderson propels Cal into Super Regionals

Cal's ace posts her second shutout of the Louisville Regional

Jolene Henderson has proven all year long that few things can slow her down. Cal’s sophomore pitcher has battled through tough opposing lineups, injuries and even a nasty case of the stomach flu en route to a 37-7 record. On Sunday, she conquered the elements, too. Less than a day
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Henderson blanks Cardinals, leads Bears to second win at Louisville Regional

Cal one win away from advancing to Super Regionals

The Cal softball team’s postseason opener against Jacksonville State on Friday could have been another shutout for Bears’ ace Jolene Henderson. However, the Gamecocks broke it up with three runs in the seventh inning. In the second game of the Louisville Regional on Saturday, Henderson wouldn’t be denied. The Pac-10
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Bears capture NCAA opener against Gamecocks

Six errors proved to be to be costly mistakes in Jacksonville State’s contest against the No. 7-seeded Cal softball team. The fifth-ranked Bears turned the miscues into an early 6-0 lead and rode the momentum all the way to a 6-3 victory in Friday’s Louisville Regional opener in Louisville, Ky.
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Third baseman Jace Williams went 4-for-8 from the plate in three games at Arizona. She also drew five walks.

Bears take two in Arizona, earn Louisville Regional bid

Yesterday evening, the No. 5 Cal softball team gathered in Haas Pavilion with friends and family to watch the NCAA Selection Show. The regular season was over, and there wasn’t much left for the Bears to do but sit back, waiting to find out where they would travel for their
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