Despite College World Series loss, Bears not ashamed of season

The Bears breezed through the regular season, took down multiple ranked opponents, and became the first Cal team to host both the Regionals and Super-Regionals in postseason play. Despite one of the best regular seasons in Cal softball history, two losses to ranked opponents in the Women’s College World Series proved the Bears were not immortal.
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Insurance for championship assurance

“Come on Dad, I don’t need to worry about travel insurance. There’s no way they’ll lose.” The Cal softball team was supposed to win the national championship, and I was supposed to cover them all the way to the finish. After a canceled flight and more than a thousand dollars
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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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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 bears down on Super Regional competition

The Cal softball team will rematch conference foe Washington with a trip to the Women’s College World Series on the line. The teams will face off at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley, Calif., in a best of three series in this weekend’s Super Regional. The opening game kicks off at 7
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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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Bears fall in series finale, but win Pac-12 title

Despite having no stakes on the line, Saturday’s regular season finale between the No. 1 Cal softball team and No. 2 Arizona State featured two of the best pitchers in the Pac-12. After clinching the conference title against the Sun Devils with a 5-0 victory on Friday, the Bears (50-4,
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