Cal softball travels across Bay to face Stanford

This year, the Cal softball team (25-18-1, 6-7-1 Pac-12) hasn’t fared well when going up against Pac-12 competition. At the moment, the Bears are far from a feared competitor in the conference, something they’ll try to change this weekend when they go up to Palo Alto to face Stanford (13-26,
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No. 21 Cal softball prepares for Kajikawa Classic

The sharp and satisfying snap of the ball hitting the back of a nicely worn in leather glove resounded through Levine-Fricke Field as the No. 21 Cal women’s softball team warmed up for practice Tuesday afternoon. The arm that caused this robust auditory experience belongs to Nisa Ontiveros, one of
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Cal softball looks to defy odds in spring season

A year ago, the Cal softball team entered the season as Pac-12 underdogs, surprising most when they made the postseason. The Bears will be opening the 2016 season this weekend in the exact same position — as underdogs. This is especially true when considering that they were picked by the
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No. 20 Cal softball readies for UNLV at Levine-Fricke Field

Cal softball’s week of nonconference play continues when it hosts UNLV at Levine-Fricke Field in a three-game series spanning the weekend. The No. 20 Bears (28-9) have had a stronger start to their season than the unranked Rebels (20-20), and Cal is heavily favored in the game. But Cal head
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No. 12 Cal softball falls, 8-1, to No. 15 Minnesota

It was a rough night for the Bears. The Cal softball team took on the visiting Gophers in a nonconference game Wednesday night, as the No. 12 Bears (22-4) fell to No. 15 Minnesota (24-4) in an 8-1 loss. The game started with Minnesota’s senior shortstop Tyler Walker hitting Cal’s
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Season snapshots: Cal baseball and softball

Editor’s note: The Daily Californian sports staff took a look back and chose the most impactful moments of each team’s 2013-14 season. Baseball: As the stadium lights illuminated Evans Diamond for the first Cal baseball game of the year, freshman Daulton Jefferies didn’t just step into the pitching circle — he
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9-game losing streak caps off disappointing season

For the briefest of stretches, Diane Ninemire looked poised to extend her 26-year streak of reaching the postseason as the head coach of the Cal softball program. After the Bears’ devastating walk-off loss to rival Stanford on March 14 — a game that saw them blow a five-run lead in the
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