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#24 LaRisa Jones
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Concord, Calif.
High School: Clayton Valley HS
Experience: 3 Letters

As a Senior (2014):

Started 49 games in 50 appearances,  typically playing left field…Led the team in sac bunts (7)…Six multiple-hit games with a five-game reached base streak…Batted .333 in the Washington series (2-for-6)…Career-high three hits at Pacific (4/2)…Doubled against Portland State (2/9) and Texas State (2/15)…Opened the season with career-high two runs scored vs. New Mexico (2/7)

As a Junior (2013):

Speedy pinch runner who appeared in 32 games either to pinch run or play outfield...started 2 games...Went 1-for-2 vs. Stanford (5/5) with a run scored and a walk...First hit of 2013 came against Santa Clara (4/17)

As a Sophomore (2012):

Served mainly as a speedy pinch runner or in the outfield... hit .429

As a Freshman (2011):

Appeared in 18 games, starting three...Owned a .300 batting average with three hits in 10 at-bats...Served as a pinch runner at the Women's College World Series...Had one steal in three attempts and two RBI

High School:

Named the MVP of her Clayton Valley squad as well as DVAL...Played on the second-team All-East Bay, first-team All-DVAL and given an All-BVAL honorable mention...Took part in NCS all four years and was an NCS Scholar Athlete all four years...Member of the 4.0 club and also played varsity golf

Club Ball:

Attended 14U, 16U and 18U Gold nationals

Personal:

Parents are Dennis and LaRae Jones...Goes by the nickname "LaLa" ...Chose Cal because previous Cal softball players coached and mentored her at a young age

Major:

Sociology -- would like to work in marketing

Golden Bear Influence:

One of the leading influences is LaRisa Jones' decision to come to Cal was the presence of former Cal softball players. Hailing from nearby Concord, Calif., Jones grew up around former players and watched many a game at Levine-Fricke Field.

Why I have my number:

My favorite number is 12 but it was taken, so 12+12=24 and double is always better.

Game Superstitions:

Alex (Robben) and I have to be back-to-back during every defensive huddle.

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