Cal looks to prove power after Pac-12 stumble

After a slight stumble against Arizona last weekend, the Cal softball team has taken the first steps to getting its season back on its previous track. The upcoming series against Oregon will be an important indicator of whether the Bears have really regained their momentum. Cal will play the No.
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For love of the game

After a freak injury last year, Valerie Arioto is now one of the best hitters in the nation.

“It was the second day of practice last year …” So begins the current chapter of Valerie Arioto’s life. Cal’s softball superstar, who shines as a pitcher, first baseman and slugger, has progressed through her sport just as many other athletes have. Well, other extraordinary athletes. She started playing the
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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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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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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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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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