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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Cal sweeps with third straight mercy win

After the second game of the Bears’ three-game series against Utah was snowed out, the Bear’s took advantage of the snowcapped scenery. “We had a snowball fight,” said senior Jace Williams. “Some of the girls had never felt snow before!” The next day, however, meant twice the business as Saturday
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No. 1 Cal begins Hawaii Spring Fling with Aggies

The No. 1 Cal softball team is getting a little repetitive. After a fifth consecutive weekend in which the Bears not only swept their four opponents but mercilessly shellacked them, Cal begins the ascent towards the tallest mountain of all: Pac-12 play. But before the inaugural conference opener against Stanford
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Henderson shines in breakthrough season for Bears

Sophomore ace dominates, Cal ends six-year WCWS drought

In the Cal softball team’s second practice, All-American pitcher and first baseman Valerie Arioto broke her leg — leaving a void in the circle, in the infield and at the plate. Coach Diane Ninemire turned to sophomore Jolene Henderson, who had split time with Arioto both on the rubber and
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Chomp! Florida eliminates Bears from Women’s College World Series

Cal unable to hang on to first inning advantage

The Gators did it again. For the third time in four years, the Cal softball team’s postseason run has ended at the hands of Florida — the latest instance being a 5-2 loss in Saturday’s second game of the Women’s College World Series. After dropping its opening WCWS contest to
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‘Bama rolls over Bears in 1-0 shutout

Cal musters 1 hit in WCWS opener

Britt Vonk sent the 14th pitch of the game skittering to shortstop for an infield single, connecting on a full count to put Cal softball team on base in a Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2005. It turned out to be the No. 7-seeded Bears’ lone hit
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Oklahoma!: Cal headed to first Women’s College World Series since 2005

Henderson rebounds from game two defeat, shuts out Wildcats to clinch Super Regional

After her ace suffered her first five-inning mercy rule loss this season on Sunday, Cal softball coach Diane Ninemire had Jolene Henderson go into the locker room. Henderson even redid her hair. For the nation’s ERA leader coming into the weekend, an 8-0 run rule loss to Kentucky in game
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Henderson blanks Wildcats in Super Regional opener

Echavarria's solo shot provides lone run for Bears

Already a proven road team, the Cal softball team may have found a home away from home in the Bluegrass state. The No. 5 Bears (43-10) took a 1-0 decision over Kentucky at the UK Softball Complex in Lexington, Ky., in the first game of the best of three  series.
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Henderson propels Cal into Super Regionals

Cal's ace posts her second shutout of the Louisville Regional

Jolene Henderson has proven all year long that few things can slow her down. Cal’s sophomore pitcher has battled through tough opposing lineups, injuries and even a nasty case of the stomach flu en route to a 37-7 record. On Sunday, she conquered the elements, too. Less than a day
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