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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Cal Softball Game

Cal bludgeons hapless Aggies

As the No. 1 Cal Bears softball team took on 6-14 UC Davis at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon, it was less a matter of if the game would get out of hand and more of a question of exactly when. It didn’t take long. Breana Kostreba hit
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Cal takes on Aggies in first home game of season

The Bears just keep on rolling. This past weekend, the No. 1 Cal softball team competed in its fourth tournament in as many weekends, at the DeMarini Invitational in Fullerton, Calif. The result of the weekend’s slate of games was, predictably, another sweep. The Cal Bears thoroughly demolished their competition, outscoring
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Weekend win reflects Cal’s strength

This time last year, Valerie Arioto, the Cal softball team’s All-American ace and slugger, had been injured for months, and sophomore Jolene Henderson was left shouldering the pitching burden. This time last year, the Bears’ three star freshmen were still crushing high school competition. This time last year, Cal was outside
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No. 1 Cal takes on Pacific in rare mid-week matchup

Nestled right in between two early-season tournaments is a rematch that seems to be more disruptive than constructive. The Cal softball team is fresh off a sweep of the Cathedral City Classic last weekend and will begin the DeMarini Invitational on Friday. Between the two tournaments, the Bears will face
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Bears gorge selves in weekend competition

It was not quite the feast that the Bears expected. In this weekend’s Cathedral City Classic, the Cal softball team saw unranked programs threaten their undefeated streak and No. 1 ranking but clawed their way through these opponents to emerge satisfied. The Bears rose to 12-0 on Sunday after completing
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Undefeated Cal looks to feast on unranked teams

This weekend’s Cathedral City Classic boasts 10 of the nation’s top-15 teams in its highly competitive lineup. The No. 1 Cal softball team, however, will face none of these squads. Fresh off tournament sweeps in Tempe, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Cal is looking to continue its desert hot streak in
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Bears finish off tourney with pounding of LSU

Another weekend, another sweep. The No. 1 Cal softball team continued its pillaging of any and all comers Sunday in Henderson, Nev., with a resounding 14-3 victory over No. 24 LSU. “I thought they were definitely one of the better teams we played this year,” said pitcher Jolene Henderson. “Fortunately,
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