The top 10 moments in Cal sports this year: Part two

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.

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Andrew Kuo/File

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.
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Sports in Brief — June 3, 2012

For crew, another top finish in season finale The No. 4 Cal men’s crew team finished fourth at the IRA National Championships this weekend at Copper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., finishing in the top four in five events. The finish breaks a four-year streak of top-three finishes for the
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Jamia Reid, #3, hits the ball for a run to first base late in the game.

Two-run homer seals Cal’s berth in Women’s College World Series

Since the first neon-yellow ball left pitcher Jolene Henderson’s palm at the Kajikawa Classic in February, the No. 1 Cal softball team has maintained a singular objective: reach the Women’s College World Series and win the national championship. On Sunday afternoon at Levine-Fricke Field, the Bears completed part one of
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Cal falls to Arkansas but survives in elimination game

The Cal softball team picked up a win on Saturday. It just wasn’t the win that would have made things a lot easier. Cal (52-5) couldn’t come back against a feisty Arkansas squad, squandering multiple opportunities in their 3-2 afternoon loss at Levine-Fricke Field. The Bears made it through the
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The Cal softball team blanked Washington, 2-0, on Sunday to receive a slot in the Women's College World Series.

Cal softball wins Pac-12 awards

Number one team in the country. A .926 winning percentage. A conference title in the most competitive Pac-12 conference in years. Now we’ll need to add a couple more lines to that resume. The Cal softball team has been the runaway best team in the country as they entered Friday’s
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Infielder Jace Williams was 1-2 in Sunday's win with three RBI, a walk, and a run scored.

Bears use walks to sweep No. 14 Bruins

Cal softball put away the Bruins with an offense driven mainly by walks. The Bears capitalized on lackluster pitching by UCLA’s Jessica Hall to finish off a series sweep of the No. 14 Bruins on Sunday. After snagging the first two wins in the home series on Friday and Saturday
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Pitcher/first baseman Valerie Arioto has started 42 games for the Bears, hitting .421. The senior leads the team with 48 runs scored and 19 home runs.

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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