Cal looks to stay hot against Beavers

The Cal softball team heads into the final two series of the season having maintained the nation’s top ranking through all of conference play. To complete the streak, however, the Bears must overcome two more ranked opponents. As the Bears race toward the College World Series, the first hurdle is
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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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Hot-hitting Bruins square off against Cal

So far, so good. As the No. 1 Bears continue their treacherous road through the nation’s best conference with a matchup with No. 15 UCLA Friday at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley, the squad can reflect on their relative dominance through this point in the season. Cal has swept Stanford, Washington,
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No. 1 Cal rebounds from loss to destroy Oregon

The Hendersons sure know how to make an appearance. Behind strong performances by Jolene and Danielle Henderson, the No. 1 Cal softball team rebounded after dropping the middle game of its series to Oregon on Saturday, defeating the Ducks 10-0 Sunday at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. “We came out
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Oregon upsets Cal to even series

Oregon overcame an ominous series opener and retorted with a win of its own. The Ducks blanked the Bears, 1-0, to serve the No. 1 Cal softball team only its third loss of the season at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. The Bears (41-3, 12-2 in Pac-12) dropped their first
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No. 1 Bears roast Ducks in 8-1 win

The Bears brought new meaning to the term all-around victory. The No.1 Cal softball team defeated Oregon in a bout that saw the Bears outhit the Ducks 7-4 and ace Jolene Henderson strike out eight batters. The game was the first in a three game series at Howe Field in
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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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