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Cal Prepares for Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional
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Release:  05/15/2007

May 15, 2007

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Quickly The California Golden Bear softball team captured its 22nd straight postseason berth after the NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced the 64-team field on Sunday, May 13. Cal will begin postseason play in the Tuscaloosa Regional, May 18-20 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Bears (33-30) are seeded third and will face Florida State (44-23) on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CT. Alabama (51-7) claimed a No. 11 national seed and hosts Tennessee Tech (48-17) on Friday as well at 6:00 p.m. (CT). The first game on Saturday will feature the winners of Friday's games. The contest will start at 11 a.m. (CT) and will be televised by ESPN2. The following two games are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. (both CT). Sunday's game will start at 1:30 p.m. (CT) with a game at 4 p.m. (CT) if necessary. The Bears captured a World Series crown in 2002 and have been in the WCWS in seven of the last eight years. With the bid, Cal has the longest active postseason streak in the Pac-10 and the second-longest streak in the nation. According to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), Cal boasted the fourth-best strength of schedule in the nation's No. 1-rated conference (RPI). The Bears also had eight wins against top 25 teams

Cal-Florida State Cal and Florida State do have postseason history together. The Bears last faced Florida State in the 2004 Women's College World Series and came away with a 4-2 victory over the Seminoles. Cal also defeated FSU in the 2002 World Series and took 2-of-3 from them in the 2001 NCAA Regional in Tallahassee. Cal is 10-1 all-time against FSU since 1991.

More on FSU The Seminoles have a 44-42 record in the NCAA Tournament, including a 38-26 mark during regional action. FSU's 20 appearances in the tournament is the sixth-highest total in NCAA history. Florida State has won at least two games in each of the last three regional since going 0-2 during the 2003 Gainesville Regional. This is the second year in a row and third time in the last four years that Florida State has gone to an SEC for the NCAA Regional.

The 44 victories by Florida State this year equal its entire win total from 2006. The Seminoles are coming off a semifinal appearance in the ACC Tournament where they were eliminated by No. 17 Georgia Tech. The first victory in the NCAA tournament will be the 1,400th for Graf, making her the first coach in softball history to cross the 1,400-win plateau.

Last season Florida State won the Athens regional by defeating host Georgia, 2-0, during the championship game. Sophomore pitcher Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) returned from a two-month absence to throw a two-hit shutout.

Alabama 411 No. 11 National Seed (51-7) The Crimson Tide was selected to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight season. This will be the fifth year they have hosted a regional and third straight season. They have a 12-2 record at home in the regionals, including 10 straight wins and three regional championships. Alabama is 51-7 on the season and has a 35-1 mark at home. Alabama was seeded third in the SEC Tournament and fell on Saturday by a score of 4-1 to second-seeded LSU.

Tennessee Tech Info The Golden Eagles have a 48-17 record on the season and won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. They were 20-5 in their conference and are 28-15 away from home. Tech has not faced either Alabama or California this season, but owns a 9-8 victory over Florida State early in the 2007 campaign. In fact, the Golden Eagles have built that impressive won-loss record while facing some of the best in the nation -- including 13 games against teams that are in the 64-team NCAA Tournament field. Tech owns a 4-9 record this year against those nine tournament teams, including a 4-1 win over Nebraska, which earned a No. 1 seed in its region. In addition to wins over Florida State and Nebraska, the Golden Eagles have also defeated tournament entries Mississippi State and UMass.

California in the Polls Cal remained out of the ESPN/USA Softball Top 25 poll, but did collect 11 "receiving votes" in the latest poll released on Tuesday (May 15). The Bears were picked to finish in a sixth place tie according to the annual Pac-10 softball preseason coaches poll released in January. Arizona claimed another conference crown this season, followed by Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State, Stanford, Oregon and Cal.

Top 25 Poll News Oklahoma (52-6) is the No. 1 team in the country according to the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll released today by the Amateur Softball Association. The Sooners won the Big 12 Tournament this past weekend to secure an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament scheduled to begin on Thursday. Although crowned National Champions in 2000, this is the first-time in the five-year history of the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll that the Sooners have had a No.1 ranking. Tennessee (54-5), who had regained the top spot last week, dropped to No. 2 after being ousted from the SEC Tournament by eventual runner-up Florida (46-20). The LSU Tigers (53-10) jumped three spots this week to No. 3 after wrapping up the SEC Tournament with a 1-0 extra inning win over Florida in the championship game. Alabama (51-7) dropped to No. 5 in the latest poll after suffering a 4-1 loss to LSU in the SEC Tournament. Each of the teams in this week's Top 25 received a spot in the upcoming NCAA Regional Championships set to begin on Thursday and Friday. Teams from each of the 16 Regional sites will advance to the Super Regionals, May 25-26, where they will compete in a best two out of three series to decide who will advance to Oklahoma City for the 2007 NCAA Women's College World Series, May 31-June 6.

May 10-12 Recaps

May 12 ... The California Golden Bears concluded their 2007 regular season with a 4-2 win over the 20th-ranked Oregon Ducks on Saturday afternoon in Levine-Fricke field. It was also the final home game for senior Alex Sutton. Cal unlocked a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third when Julie Meyer crossed home plate after Oregon starter Melissa Rice tossed a wild pitch with the bases loaded. The Bears got some much needed breathing room in the sixth when Vernae Sevilla notched a two-run single down the left field, allowing Bernice Masaniai and Gina Leomiti to score. Julie Meyer had an RBI after her ground out to the short stop allowed Katie Vickers to score, putting Cal up 4-1.

May 11 ... The 20th-ranked Oregon Ducks rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the California Golden Bears, 8-2 in Levine-Fricke field on Friday afternoon. Oregon produced the first run of the game when Jenn Salling notched a sacrifice fly to right field, allowing Suzie Barnes to score from third base in the top of the first. The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning when Sutton blasted a two-run home run (her 11th of the season) over the center field wall, putting the Bears on top, 2-1 (Taylor Kelly also scored). The home run was Cal's 46th of the season, tying the program record for most home runs in a single season set in 2004. The lead did not last long as the Ducks generated four runs on five hits in the top of the fifth to take a 5-2 lead. Neena Bryant and Joanna Gail accounted for four RBI in the inning.

May 10 ... Brianne McGowan tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the 19th-ranked Oregon State Beavers to a 10-0 win over the California Golden Bears in Levine-Fricke field on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers had nine hits on the afternoon, including a team-high two from Mia Longfellow. McGowan also had a productive day from the plate, as she tallied two RBI, while Stefanie Ewing connected for a three-run home run in the second inning as well for Oregon State.

`07 Team Quick Notes Cal equaled a school mark with its 46th home run of the season (courtesy of an Alex Sutton two-run home run on May 11), tying the previous mark of 46 home runs set in 2004 ... Diane Ninemire is two wins away from career victory No. 890 ... the Bears are 28-8 when scoring first this season, and 28-5 when leading after four innings ... the Bears did not commit an error from Apr. 28-May 6 ... the pitching staff allowed just three earned runs from Apr. 28-May 4 -- a span of 28 innings ... Cal's pitching staff posted 17 strikeouts against the Arizona State Sun Devils (Apr. 28-29) ... the 18 runs scored by the Bears vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 were the most runs scored since 1993 when Cal defeated Stanford 22-2 ... Cal posted back-to-back come from behind victories over Iowa State and Northern Iowa (Mar. 10 and 11) ... the Bears pounded out 71 hits from Mar. 9-14 ... also in that span, Cal produced 47 runs and 42 RBI ... Cal had at least one home run from Mar. 9-15, a span of seven straight games ... Cal produced 40 hits from Mar. 17-23 ... the Bears drew a season-high nine walks vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... the Bears had a season-high 18 hits vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... Cal equaled its highest RBI output (14) vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... Cal recorded a season-high seven stolen bases vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... the Bears have been involved in 17 games this season that have been called due to an implemented run rule -- Cal is 9-8 in such games ... Cal has scored a total of 100 runs in the first two innings this season (50 in the first and 50 in the second) ...Vernae Sevilla leads the team with a batting average of .238 in league play ... Bernice Masaniai had a team-best 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-23), which is the fourth longest in the conference this year ... Alex Sutton had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-14) Sutton was also named the Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week (a Cal student athlete honor) on Apr. 9 for her performance in the Stanford series ... Erika Racklin scored 16 runs from Mar. 9-23 and had seven multi-hit games from Mar. 9-23 as well

Cal Needs Nine more runs to tie the all-time mark of 316 set in 2005 and one more RBI to tie the all-time mark of 265 set in 2002 and `05

Cal on TV Cal's match-up at Arizona State was televised (on a tape delay basis) on Fox Sports Bay Area on Sunday, Apr. 15.

Sutton Drafted by New England Riptide Senior Alex Sutton was selected in the third round by the New England Riptide in February's National Professional Fastpitch draft. Players selected in the NCAA draft will be permitted to pursue any available roster spot on their assigned team after completing their college season, according to league bylaws.

"The NPF showcases the nation's best softball players, and the draft gives us the opportunity to tap into the elite softball talent from the college level and bring it to our fans," said newly appointed NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf. "We are excited at the prospect of adding the hottest college players to our teams and bringing even more electricity to our 2007 season."

Sutton, who hit .352 as a junior and was team was announced this season as one of 50 players on the Amateur Softball Association's Top-50 Preseason Watch List for Player of the Year honors, joins other Golden Bear alumnae, Jocelyn Forest and Lisa Iancin on the Riptide squad. "She's a welcome addition to the Riptide rebuilt outfield," said Riptide General Manager Joe Adlman. "We're happy we were able to draft her when we did."

Led by Forest, New England captured the 2006 NPF Championship. Forest was named MVP of the series, pitching all 16 innings of the playoffs without allowing a run and striking out 15. The NPF season begins in June.

Sutton on Player of the Year Watch List Senior Alex Sutton was announced as one of 50 players on the Amateur Softball Association's Top-50 Preseason Watch List for its sixth annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award released in January.

The 2007 Preseason Watch List is comprised of 50 players representing 33 schools and 11 different NCAA Division I Conferences. A complete list of the players with photos and links to their collegiate bios can be found in the "College Corner" on the USA Softball website -- www.usasoftball.com.

The ASA announced its 25 finalists (Sutton did not make it on the finalist ballot). A player does not have to appear on the initial watch list to be considered as a Top-25 finalist, but once the Top-25 is named the remaining finalist must be selected from that list. Just days before the start of postseason play, a list of 10 finalists will be named and released on May 9. The final three finalists will be announced May 23 while the winner of the 2006 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award will be announced prior to the start of the 2007 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

The `07 Schedule The 2007 California softball schedule had the Golden Bears traveling throughout the country, facing 18 opponents that made postseason appearances in the 2006 season. Of those 18 opponents, 14 finished the season ranked in top-25 national polls (ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA). The 2007 schedule also included 15 home games at Levine-Fricke Field, including 11 Pac-10 Conference match-ups.

In Other News... Jennifer Deering was hired as an assistant coach at Boston University this season. A member of the 2002 national championship team, Deering most recently served as the head varsity softball coach at Piedmont High School. In her first season at the helm, Deering led the 2006 Piedmont softball team to its first Bay Side Athletic League championship in thirteen years. The team also earned its first-ever North Coast Sectional first place seeding. Deering was named the East Bay Coach of the Year by the Oakland Tribune after the team went 19-4 in her tenure. Deering's responsibilities as an assistant will include working with the pitching staff and spearheading BU's recruiting efforts.

The Ninemire Effect No coach in the history of California athletics has won more games than Diane Ninemire (888). Since her first year in the dugout in 1988, Ninemire has continually taken the Bears to new heights as one of the winningest and most successful softball programs in the nation, especially over the past nine seasons. Under the guidance of Ninemire, California has earned a place among the nation's elite. With a national championship, nine Women's College World Series trips, and 20 straight NCAA Regional appearances to her credit, it is no wonder that Cal enters every season as a national contender.

Since the 1999 season, California is an impressive 445-176 (.716), including a 186-72 mark (.721) since 2004. Since 1999, Ninemire's teams have won at least 48 games in eight of the last nine seasons, including five 50-win seasons.

Since Ninemire's tenure at Cal, 34 All-America, 80 all-region, and 129 all-conference certificates have been issued to Golden Bear athletes. Two of Ninemire's former players - Michele Granger and Gillian Boxx - were four-time All-Americans and helped the United States to win a Gold Medal as members of the 1996 Olympic Team in Atlanta.

The 2006 campaign was no different in terms of success. With a roster that had lost four, four-year starters, Ninemire assembled a group that produced 48 wins, an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional, and a final No. 9 national ranking. The veteran coach logged her 850th career victory on May 13 with a 10-inning victory over Washington.

`07 CALIFORNIA Player Notes

#00 Brittany LaRosa (Fr., Diamond Bar, CA): Has posted a 5-8 record and two shutouts this season ... in her collegiate debut vs. Kansas (2/9) LaRosa allowed just two hits in five innings of work for her first complete game and shutout ... she scattered four hits in seven innings for her second win and shutout vs. UCSB on 2/10 ... From Feb. 18-20 (6.1 innings pitched) LaRosa gave up just one run on two hits and two strikeouts ... LaRosa collected the win vs. Delaware State on Mar. 2 after recording a season-high six strikeouts ... pitched the first three innings and gave up just one hit at UNLV on Mar. 3 ... collected her first career save in Cal's 3-2 win over Loyola-Chicago on Mar. 7, allowing just one hit with a pair of strikeouts in three innings of work ... didn't allow a run or a hit in 3.2 innings of work to collect the win at UC Davis (G2) on Apr. 25

#3 Alex Sutton (Sr., Morgan Hill, CA): Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Apr. 10 ... Named the Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week (a Cal student-athlete award) on Apr. 9 ... had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-Mar. 14), and has at least one hit in 29 of her last 43 games ... she had a four-game hitting streak (Apr. 1-7), and hit three home runs from Apr. 5-15 ... hitting .296 this season with 34 runs (career-high for a season), 11 home runs (career-high for a season) and 45 RBI (career-high for a season) ... has a .986 fielding percentage ... went 3-for-3 with three runs and four RBI vs. Utah State on Feb. 18 ... Sutton broke out in a big way at the Palm Springs Classic, Feb. 23-25 ... she blasted a grand slam in the first inning to help lift Cal to a 7-5 win over Notre Dame (2/23)... the next game Sutton delivered two solo home runs vs. Oklahoma State ... despite suffering a tough 10-7 loss to Ohio State (2/24), Sutton helped keep Cal in the contest with four RBI ... also recorded a 1.133 slugging percentage, hit 10 RBI, and scored three times in the tournament ... delivered a clutch hit in the top of the seventh inning when her single thru the left side scored Christina Schallig to put Cal up 5-4 at UNLV on Mar. 3 ... went 1-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning vs. UConn (Mar. 9) ... went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI vs. Ea. Illinois on Mar. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI, including a two-run home run in the seventh inning in Cal's 15-5 win over Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with a run vs. Northern Iowa in Mar. 11 ... hit .389 in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... connected for her seventh home run of the season with a two-run shot at Hawaii on Mar. 14 ... went 1-for-3 including an RBI double that scored two runs in the second inning vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... had two RBI and an a double vs. Louisville on Mar. 24 ... hit .417 in the Stanford series, including four runs, five RBI and two home runs (Apr. 5-7) ... hit the game-winning three-run home run in the fifth inning at Stanford on Apr. 5 ... notched a two-run home run as part of a five-run second inning for Cal in the series finale vs. the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... had a run and an RBI vs. Arizona on Apr. 14 ... went 2-for-3 with a home run vs. Arizona on Apr. 15 ... scored two runs at Sacramento State on Apr. 18 ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. UC Davis in G2 on Apr. 25 ... went 2-for-4 with two doubles a run and an RBI at UCLA on May 4 ... hit her 11th home run of the season vs. Oregon on May 11

#4 Shannon Houston (Fr., New Egypt, NJ): Has scored 22 runs this season ... has been primarily used as a pinch runner ... is 12-for-16 in stolen bases ... had two stolen bases with a run scored at San Diego State (2/9) ... recorded three stolen bases and went 1-for-1 with three runs and two RBI vs. Florida International (2/18) ... scored a run vs. Ohio State (2/24) and went 1-for-1 vs. Maryland (2/25) ... scored a pair of runs at the UNLV Invitational, Mar. 2-4 ... produced a .375 batting average with four runs and three RBI from Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI including a key hit which unlocked a 5-5 tie to score Bernice Masaniai and Gina Leomiti vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... scored a run vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 and had a stolen base and a run vs. Liberty also on Mar. 23 ... scored a run vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 ... scored a run vs. UCLA on Apr. 22

#6 Julie Meyer (Jr., Yardville, NJ): Had a four-game hitting streak from Apr. 22-27 ... currently hitting .220 on the season ... has seven home runs, with 22 RBI and 25 runs scored ... scored three runs in two games (Feb. 18-20) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the season-opening win vs. Kansas (2/9) ... went 1-for-2 with two runs vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... scored a run in Cal's 9-4 win over Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... connected for her second home run of the season with a three-run shot over the left field wall in the second inning in Cal's 3-2 win over Loyola-Chicago on Mar. 7 ... hit a solo home run vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... hit .364 at the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational (Mar. 23-25) ... went 2-for-4 with a run vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... hit her fourth home run of the season vs. Northwestern on Mar. 25 ... had an RBI at Oregon (Mar. 30) ... had a double at Oregon State (Apr. 1) ... belted a two-run home run in the second inning in the series finale vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 (finished the game 2-for-3 with a run, a double, and two RBI) ... went 2-for-3, including an RBI double and a run scored vs. Arizona on Apr. 14 ... had a run and a double at Sacramento State on Apr. 18 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and a home run in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... connected for a two-run home run in G2 at Davis as well ... went 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI at Washington on May 5 ... went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI vs. Oregon on May 12

#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Tied for the team lead in batting average (.343) ... has also scored 37 runs, while posting 39 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... has had 11 multi-hit games since Mar. 10 ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the 6-1 win over San Diego State (2/9) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run vs. Florida International (2/18) ... scored two runs vs. Utah State (2/18) ... went 1-for-1 with four RBI vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... hit a team-best .571 from Feb. 20-25 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. Ohio State (2/24) ... went 1-for-1 with two runs and two RBI vs. Maryland (2/25) ... went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in Cal's 14-6 win over Delaware State on Mar. 2 ... scored what would be the game winning run in the in the top of the seventh in Cal's 5-4 win over UNLV (3/3) ... went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... delivered the game-winning three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning in Cal's 6-5 come from behind win over Northern Iowa on Mar. 11 ... went a productive 4-for-5 with a run scored vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... drew four walks and scored twice vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs at Pacific on Mar. 28 ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 ... had two hits and two RBI vs. Arizona (Apr. 14-15) ... scored a run at Sacramento State (Apr. 22) and a run vs. Washington on Apr. 20 ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs, and a home run in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... went 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. Arizona State on Apr. 29

#8 Lauren Frankiewicz (So., Vienna, VA): Named to the NIST All-Tournament team (Mar. 9-11) ... has posted a 17-15 record with a 3.21 ERA and two shutouts this season ... leads the pitching staff with 187 strikeouts ... had 23 strikeouts from Feb. 14-23 ... had 30 strikeouts from Feb. 28-Mar. 4 ... allowed just one run, which came in the sixth inning, in the 6-1 win over San Diego State on Feb. 9 ... earned the win against Notre Dame (2/23) after striking out three in 6.2 innings of work ... picked up the victory at UNLV with seven strikeouts ... went 3-0 with 2.13 ERA and 31 strikeouts from Mar. 7-11 ... allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts for her fifth win of the season vs. Iowa on Mar. 9 ... recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts for her sixth win vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... allowed one run on six hits with nine Ks vs. Northern Iowa ... recorded nine strikeouts and allowed just four hits for her ninth victory in Cal's 1-0 win over Liberty on Mar. 15 ... collected her 10th win of the season after allowing four hits with six strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... tossed a three-hit complete game shutout in Cal's 3-0 win at Stanford on Apr. 5 ... allowed just one run on five hits in Cal's 9-1 series finale win over the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... picked up win No. 14 in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... collected won No. 15 vs. Arizona State after allowing one run on six hits with nine strikeouts on Apr. 29 ... collected the win at UCLA after allowing one run on four hits with six Ks in 5.0 innings of work on May 4 ... went the distance to pick up win No. 17 vs. Oregon on May 12 (allowed one earned and struck out four)

#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Is 11-7 with three saves and a 4.45 ERA ... despite suffering the loss to UMass (2/10), Drewrey was still impressive in her first collegiate start, allowing just one run on two hits with a strikeout in six innings of work ... had three strikeouts vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... went 3-1 from Feb. 20-25 ... picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits in 3.2 innings of work vs. Maryland (2/25) ... registered the win vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.00 ERA from Mar. 7-11 ... allowed one run on four hits in six innings of work for her seventh victory of the season vs. Iowa State on Mar. 11 ... recorded a solid outing for her eighth win of the season (nine hits, one run, four strikeouts) vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... registered a season-high six strikeouts to help Cal defeat Nevada for a second straight time on Mar. 17 ... pitched two innings at Sacramento State (4/18) and allowed one hit with a pair of strikeouts ... had the best outing of her career on Apr. 28 when she pitched her first career complete game three-hit shutout in Cal's 1-0 win over No. 7 Arizona State (ASU had the 3rd best offense in the league) ... picked up her second save of the season after striking out three ASU batters in 1.2 innings of work on Apr. 29 ... registered her third save of the season, allowing just one hit in 2.0 innings at UCLA on May 4 ... collected the win at Washington after allowing just one run on five hits in five innings of work on May 5

#12 Vernae Sevilla (Fr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Had a six-game hitting streak (Mar. 28-Apr. 6) ... has posted a .248 batting average this season ... had a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-23 and a six-game hitting streak from Mar. 28-Apr. 5 ... had three hits, two runs, and an RBI at the Campbell-Cartier Classic (Feb 9-10) ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the season-opener vs. Kansas (2/9) ... went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored vs. Utah State on Feb. 18 ... had an RBI vs. Notre Dame (2/23) ... had two hits vs. Oklahoma State (2/23) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored vs. Delaware St. (3/2) ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI vs. Iowa on Mar. 9 ... went 1-for-3 with a run scored at Hawaii (3/14) ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and notched her first career home run vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI at Oregon on Mar. 30 ... went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning vs. Stanford on Apr. 6 ... scored a run vs. the Cardinal in Cal's 9-1 victory in the series finale on Apr. 7 ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. Washington on Apr. 20 ... produced Cal's lone hit of the afternoon vs. No. 7 Arizona State -- however it was the difference maker as her two-out solo home run just made it over the left field wall in the fifth inning giving the Golden Bears a 1-0 upset victory over the Sun Devils on Apr. 28 ... went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run at Washington on May 5 ... notched a key two-run single in the sixth inning to give the Bears a 3-1 lead over Oregon on May 12

#13 Erika Racklin (Jr., Pittsburg, CA): Has at least one hit in eight of her last 12 games ... hitting .295 this season with 18 stolen bases... scored 16 runs from Mar. 9-25 ... also had seven multi-hit games in that span ... produced two hits and a run at the Campbell-Cartier Classic (Feb. 9-10) ... had a stolen base a scored the game's first run in the 2-0 win over UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 10 ... scored a run vs. San Jose State on Feb. 14 ... went 3-for-3 with two runs vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 ... hit .348 for the week Feb. 28-Mar. 4 with seven runs, three RBI and a triple ... went a productive 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI with a stolen base vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI vs. Delaware State (3/2) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs at UNLV on Mar. 3 ... hit .400 with five runs scored, Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs vs. Northern Iowa on Mar. 11 ... hit .316 at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-5 with five runs scored vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... hit .500 at the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational (Mar. 23-25) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had three hits on five plate appearances with three runs and two stolen bases vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 1-for-2 with a run at Oregon State on Mar. 31 ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored at Sacramento State on Apr. 18 ... had two hits and a run vs. UCLA on Apr. 22 ... scored two runs in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... went 3-for-3 vs. Arizona with a stolen base (Apr. 27) ... had a triple, scored a run and notched an RBI at UCLA on May 4

#16 Katie Vickers (Jr., San Diego, CA): Hitting .247 with 35 RBI ... had six RBI from Apr. 5-7 ... opened the season with a five-game hitting streak (Feb. 9-14) ... has had two six-game hitting streaks (Feb. 18-24 and Mar. 9-Mar. 14) ... was real active at the plate at the Campbell-Cartier Classic (Feb. 9-10), with five hits, three RBI, and a run scored ... was 2-for-3 and had an RBI single in the sixth inning to plate Shannon Houston to put Cal up 2-0 vs. Santa Barbara (2/10) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs vs. Utah State (2/18) ... hit her first home run of the season (a two-run shot) vs. St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... hit .368 from Feb. 20-25 ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI vs. Oklahoma (2/24) ... hit a first inning grand slam and finished 2-for-3 with five RBI vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 ... went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Delaware State on Mar. 2 ... had an RBI vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... had an RBI vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... connected for her second career grand slam in the first inning in Cal's 8-6 loss to Stanford on Apr. 6 ... produced a two-run single in the sixth inning in Cal's 9-1 win over the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... had two hits, including a double, at Arizona, Apr. 14-15 ... combined for five hits and a run in Cal's double-header win at UC Davis on Apr. 25

#21 Bernice Masaniai (Fr., Stanton, CA): Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 20) ... had a 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-Mar. 23), fourth longest in the Pac-10 this season ... hitting .294 with 35 runs and 33 RBI this season ... had a five-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-23) and had nine RBI from Feb. 18-28 ... posted three hits with an RBI and a run scored at the Campbell-Cartier Classic (Feb. 9-10) ... went 1-for-3 including producing the season's first RBI in the first inning vs. Kansas (2/9) ... went 2-for-3 including a three-run home run vs. Florida International on Feb. 18 ... scored two runs vs. Utah State on Feb. 19 ... went 2-for-3 vs. SMC on Feb. 20 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI vs. Oklahoma State (2/23) ... went 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. Maryland (2/25) ... hit .400 with seven runs, four RBI and two home runs from Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-4 with three runs and a double vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and a home run vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... hit .526 at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... hit a solo home run (her fifth) in the second inning to give Cal a 1-0 victory over Liberty on Mar. 15 ... went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... had two hits vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had three RBI and two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... hit her sixth home run of the season when her solo shot cleared the center field wall vs. Stanford on Apr. 7 ... went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI at Sacramento State on Apr. 18 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI and connected for a solo home run vs. UCLA on Apr. 22 ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in G2 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... scored three runs and belted her tenth home run of the season at Washington on May 5

#23 Taylor Kelly (Fr., Santee, CA): Has played in 48 games this season and has five stolen bases, 15 runs and 15 RBI ... had two hits with a run scored and an RBI at the Campbell-Cartier Classic (Feb. 9-10) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored vs. Kansas on Feb. 9 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI vs. Utah State on Feb. 18 ... went 1-for-3 with a run and RBI vs. Santa Clara on Feb. 28 ... had her best game of the season by going 4-for-5 with five RBI vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... scored two runs vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10 ... scored a run vs. Nevada on Mar. 16 ... went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored vs. Arizona State on Apr. 29

#45 Gina Leomiti (So., San Diego, CA): Has played in 54 games with 137 plate appearances ... tied for the team lead in batting average (.343) -- a personal-best for a single-season ... had a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-Mar. 14 and a five game hit streak from Mar. 16-23 ... owned a six-game hitting streak (Apr. 18-25) ... she has had at least one hit in 26 of her last 39 games ... came up with the season's first big hit when her two-out double in the second inning scored three runs in Cal's 8-0 victory over Kansas (2/9) ... had a solid game vs. Delaware State (3/2) with three hits on four plate appearances, two RBI and a run scored ... scored three runs vs. UConn on Mar. 9 ... went 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI on Mar. 10 vs. Iowa State ... had two hits vs. Northern Iowa on Mar. 11 ... hit .500 at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Mar. 14-17) ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI vs. Baylor on Mar. 14 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. Nevada on Mar. 17 ... had two hits vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had a double, run, and RBI vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the first inning at Oregon State on Mar. 31 ... was walked twice and scored two runs vs. Stanford on Apr. 6 ... went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI vs. the Cardinal on Apr. 7 ... went 2-for-5 at Sacramento State (Apr. 18) ... went 2-for-4 vs. UCLA on Apr. 22 ... went 2-for-4 with a home run in G1 at UC Davis on Apr. 25 ... went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run at Washington on May 5 ... went 2-for-2 with a double and a run vs. Oregon on May 12


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