May 8, 2007
Saturday May 12th is Girl Scout Day!
Quickly The California Golden Bears (32-28, 6-12 Pac-10), who have won six of their last eight games, including four over nationally-ranked teams, concludes their regular season at home this week versus Oregon State on Thursday May 10 at 3:00 p.m., and a pair of games versus Oregon on Friday (1:00 p.m.) and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The Bears will celebrate senior day on Saturday, honoring Alex Sutton in her final home game in Levine-Fricke field
NCAA Selection Show 411 Cal will find out if it makes the NCAA postseason for the 22nd straight year (20th under Diane Ninemire) when the tournament field is announced on Sunday, May 13, between 3-4 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. PT) on ESPNews
Marketing Announces New Promotions for Fans The Cal marketing department announced its weekend promotions for weekend home games. Saturday Bear Den Days -- Join other Cal fans in the left field and be CRAZY! Gold pon-poms, gold rally towels and the Golden Bears - wear a gold t-shirt and you'll fit right in. Everyone wants to be in the Bear Den - come early, space is limited! Pizza Giveaways, Rally Towels, Biggest Growl Contest, pon-poms, T-shirt giveaways, and much more. On Sunday's its a chance to meet the Golden Bears up-close-and-personal with a cool autograph session after each Sunday Game. Bring your posters, bats, balls, caps or a jersey and have all your favorite players sign them. The marketing department also invites kids (and adults) to run the bases after each Sunday home game. Get right on the field and see if you can run all the way around and score!
Cal Announces Game Time Change The regular season finale versus Oregon on May 12 has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Levine-Fricke field.
Opponent 411 Cal lost two games at Oregon State (Mar. 31 and Apr. 1). Beaver seniors Ta'Tyana McElroy, Mia Longfellow, Natalie Johnson, Sherina Galvan, and Brianne McGowan played their final game at the OSU Softball Complex on May 6, dropping a 2-0 decision to defending national champion University of Arizona. A crowd of 818 was on-hand to wish the five Oregon State seniors a fond farewell. Though there are still three regular season games remaining as well as the postseason, the class of 2007 was recognized for their numerous accomplishments. Sunday's match-up with the Wildcats proved to be a pitcher's duel from the start between McGowan and Arizona ace Taryne Mowatt. The Wildcats (38-10-1; 14-3-1 Pac-10) clinched the Pac-10 title with their victory and used a two-out third inning home run to right field by Chelsie Mesa to take a 1-0 lead. Mowatt was tossing a no-hitter into the fifth until Galvan singled to center field. The Beavers (36-21; 7-11 Pac-10) were able to get runners on base in four of the seven innings but were unable to score. Oregon slipped by Cal earlier in the season in Eugene on Mar. 30. Oregon's 2007 senior class went out in style, with a little help from the freshmen, as 18th-ranked Oregon knocked off ninth-ranked Arizona State, 6-5, on Sunday afternoon at Howe Field. The game was the Ducks last regular season contest of 2007 at Howe Field. Oregon travels to the Bay Area to wrap up its regular season schedule at Cal and Stanford this week. Oregon snapped its five-game losing streak and improved to 40-16 overall and 5-13 in the Pacific-10 Conference. The Sun Devils are now 47-14 and 11-7 in conference play. It was only fitting that senior Suzie Barnes, who last night was voted by her teammates as this year's most inspirational player, was the catalyst in both innings that put runs on the board for the Ducks With game even at one run apiece heading into the bottom of the third, Barnes was hit by Megan Elliott's pitch to lead off the inning. Sari-Jane Jenkins' infield single put runners at first and second for Oregon's RBI leader, freshman Jenn Salling. The Port Coquitlam, BC, native responded with her second RBI double of the day, a line drive off the wall in right field to bring Barnes across the plate and give the Ducks a 2-1 edge. The inning continued when Ann Marie Topps was walked, loading the bases for freshman Neena Bryant with no outs. The Placentia, Calif., native responded with her second grand slam of the season over the left field wall to give the Ducks the lead for good.
California in the Polls Cal remained out of the ESPN/USA Softball Top 25 poll, but did collect 13 "receiving votes" in the latest poll released on Tuesday (May 8). The Bears were picked to finish in a sixth place tie according to the annual Pac-10 softball preseason coaches poll released in January. Both California and Washington garnered 18 points to earn the sixth place tie. Last season's NCAA Champion, Arizona, was picked to win the conference after collecting five first place votes and 47 points overall. UCLA was a close second, earning 45 points and three first place votes. Arizona State earned the third place nod with 35 points. Oregon State was picked fourth with 32 points, followed by Stanford (fifth) with 21 points. Oregon rounded out the poll with eight points
Top 25 Poll News It only took one week for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (53-4) to regain the top spot in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll after sweeping a double-header from last week's top team, Alabama (50-6), as announced today by the Amateur Softball Association. The Vols have dominated the poll this season only giving up the top spot once in 13 regular season polls. Oklahoma (49-6) moved up to the No. 2 spot this week while Alabama moved into a tie for third with Arizona (38-10-1). Baylor (45-12) climbed up to No. 5 after securing their first-ever Big 12 regular season title with wins over Texas (33-17) and Texas A&M (39-9). LSU (49-10), who knocked off top ranked Tennessee a week ago, dropped to No. 6 this week after losing two of three at rival Georgia (43-25) to finish second overall in the SEC. Despite the losses, LSU still claimed its eighth western division title in 11 years. Virginia Tech (44-14) continues to better their ranking moving up two spots to No. 15 this week after a mid-week sweep of Big South champs, Liberty (36-24). The Hokies won the regular season ACC title for the first time in school history and will face eighth seeded Virginia (17-37) in the opening round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday. No. 17 Georgia Tech (49-13), who advanced two spots in this week's poll, is currently on a sixteen-game winning streak and enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 3 seed. For the first time this season there are actually 26 teams in the Top 25 Poll after teams tied in two positions in the poll. Alabama and Arizona tied at No. 3 while Florida (44-19) and Fresno State (42-16) regained a spot in the Top 25 rankings this week sharing the 25th position. NC State (42-17) dropped out of the Top 25 despite being idle this past week.
May 4-6 Recaps
May 4 ... Cal defeated its third ranked opponent in as many games, this time at No. 12 UCLA by a score of 3-1 at Easton Stadium. It was Cal's fifth win in its last six games. Sophomore Lauren Frankiewciz turned in another solid effort in the circle allowing one run on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings of work to boost her record to 16-14 on the season. Senior Alex Sutton continued to produce, just like she has all season, with two hits on four plate appearances with a run and an RBI. Junior Erika Racklin finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI as well. The Bears jumped out to an early lead in the third inning by manufacturing all three runs off of UCLA starter Anjelica Selden. Julie Meyer, who was hit by a pitch to start the inning, advanced to second base after Taylor Kelly flied out to center field. Sutton then delivered a double to left field allowing Meyer to score. Racklin followed with a triple to center field, plating Sutton, giving Cal a 2-0 lead. After Christina Schallig drew a walk, Gina Leomiti laid down a bunt allowing Racklin to score from third, pushing the Cal lead to 3-0. The Bruins threatened in the sixth and seventh innings, but freshman Marissa Drewrey, who relieved Frankiewicz in the sixth, prevented any sort of rally to preserve the Cal victory and earn her third save of the year. UCLA stranded three runners (two in scoring position) over the final two innings.
May 5 ... California extended its four-game winning streak Saturday as the Golden Bears defeated No. 13 ranked Washington, 7-1, at Washington Softball Stadium. Cal made its presence known early in the game as junior Julie Meyer tripled to left center, sending home freshmen Vernae Sevilla and Bernice Masaniai in the second inning. Masaniai would later homer in the fourth inning. The Bears dominated in the field as well, holding the Huskies scoreless until the fifth inning. In a superior pitching performance through the sixth inning, freshman Marissa Drewrey picked up the victory, allowing just four hits and one run. Sophomore Lauren Frankiewicz replaced Drewrey in the circle to finish the game. In two innings of work, Frankiewicz was also strong, allowing three hits and keeping the Huskies off the scoreboard
May 6 ... The Washington Huskies snapped California's four-game winning streak with a 5-1 win over the visiting Golden Bears at Husky Softball Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Lauren Greer's solo home run off of Lauren Frankiewicz in the second inning put UW (34-14, 11-7 Pac-10) up 1-0. The Huskies then tacked on three more runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 5-0 lead, before Cal scored its first run in the top of the sixth. Bernice Masaniai grounded out to the first baseman with the bases loaded and one out which allowed Alex Sutton to score from third.
`07 Team Quick Notes Diane Ninemire is three wins away from career victory No. 890 ... the Bears are 27-8 when scoring first this season, and 27-4 when leading after four innings ... the Bears have committed just two errors in their last nine games, and no errors since Apr. 28 ... 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 16 games this season that have been called due to an implemented run rule -- Cal is 9-7 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 one more home run to tie the all-time mark of 46 set in 2004 ... 15 more runs to tie the all-time mark of 316 set in 2005 ... six 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.
Sutton hit a personal-best .352 last season, led Cal in on-base percentage (.464) and finished second on the team in slugging percentage (.497), RBI (36) and doubles (12).
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 has 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 includes 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 (887). 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 eight 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 19 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 444-174 (.718), including a 185-70 mark (.725) over the last three seasons. 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.
Pac-10 Leaderboard Christina Schallig ranks seventh in hits (59), tenth in on base percentage (.449) and fifth in walks (33) ... Alex Sutton is ninth in the league in RBI (43), third in doubles (13), ninth in total bases (96), and ninth in home runs (10) ... Lauren Frankiewicz ranks sixth in strikeouts (182), tenth in wins (16), and seventh in innings pitched (187.0) ... Erika Racklin ranks No. 2 in sacrifice bunts (13) and sixth in stolen bases (18) ... Cal is third in runs scored (301), third in doubles (64), third in RBI (259), third in walks (184), and fourth in sacrifice flys (11)
`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 28 of her last 40 games ... she had a four-game hitting streak (Apr. 1-7), and hit three home runs from Apr. 5-15 ... hitting .298 this season with 33 runs, 10 HR (career-high for a season) and 43 RBI (career-high for a season) ... has drawn 25 walks ... 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
#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 .226 on the season ... has seven home runs, with 21 RBI and 24 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 HR 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
#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Leads the team with a .347 batting average ... has also scored 37 runs, while posting 39 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... has had 10 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 16-15 record with a 3.29 ERA and two shutouts this season ... leads the pitching staff with 182 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
#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Is 11-5 with three saves and a 3.82 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 her 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): Hitting a team-best .238 in conference play ... had a six-game hitting streak (Mar. 28-Apr. 6) ... has at least one hit in 14 of her last 26 games ... has posted a .255 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 ... 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 Saturday afternoon ... went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run at Washington on May 5
#13 Erika Racklin (Jr., Pittsburg, CA): Has a current three-game hitting streak and has at least one hit in seven of her last nine games ... hitting .304 this season ... scored 16 runs from Mar. 9-25 ... also had seven multi-hit games in that span ... produced two hits and a run scored at the Campbell-Cartier Classic ... 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 .251 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, 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 .302 with 34 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 ... 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 45 games this season and has five stolen bases, 14 runs and 15 RBI ... had two hits with a run scored and an RBI at the Campbell-Cartier Classic ... 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 51 games with 130 plate appearances ... ranks second on the team with a .331 batting average ... 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 24 of her last 36 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