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Cal Concludes `07 Season at 34-32; Bears Earn 22nd Straight Postseason Berth
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/22/2007

May 22, 2007

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Quickly The California Golden Bear softball team finished the 2007 season with a 34-32 record and a 22nd consecutive berth to the NCAA postseason. 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). With a squad that featured seven freshmen, the Bears also had eight wins against top 25 teams in 2007. Despite an up and down 2007 campaign, head coach Diane Ninemire guided her program to a 20th consecutive winning season. Five players were named all-conference as well.

Cal Lands Five on All-Pac-10 Team Senior Alex Sutton headlined Cal's all-conference selections after earning second-team honors, while teammates Gina Leomiti, Bernice Masaniai, Christina Schallig and Vernae Sevilla landed honorable mention nods on the 2007 Pac-10 all-conference team announced May 17 by the league office.

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.

Tuscaloosa Regional Recap

May 18 vs. Florida State ... Cal set a program record for the most runs (in a game) scored in postseason history with their 13-6 win over the Florida State Seminoles in the opening game of the Tuscaloosa Regional hosted by Alabama. Cal scored nine runs against BYU in 2005 in the Fresno Regional and nine runs against Michigan in the Ann Arbor Regional in 2003. The ten runs in the third stanza were the most by Cal for an inning this season. The victory gave Cal nine wins in its last 10 opening regional games since 1998. Cal also improved to 5-1 all-time over FSU in postseason competition and 11-1 overall since 1991. The Bears also broke two other records in the seven-run victory at the Alabama Softball Complex - most runs in a season (320) and most RBI in a season (276). Gina Leomiti connected for her fifth home run of the season (a two-run shot) in the top of the seventh. Alex Sutton notched two hits on the evening and scored two runs, while Meyer connected for three hits on four plate appearances. Leomiti finished 4-for-5 with four RBI and two runs. Everyone in the Cal line up scored at least one run.

May 19 vs. Tennessee Tech ... The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles continued to surprise fans at the Tuscaloosa Regional after their 3-1 win over the California Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon from the Alabama Softball Complex. TTU, who advanced in the winner's bracket, also defeated nationally-seeded Alabama in its opening game. Tennessee Tech wasted little time in generating its first two runs of the game. After Beth Boden drew a lead off walk, Katie Speiser connected for a home run over the left field wall to put the Golden Eagles up 2-0. Cal responded in the top of the third when Julie Meyer belted a solo home run over the center field wall, trimming the TTU lead to 2-1. The Bears had one of their best scoring opportunities in the fourth inning when Gina Leomiti and Bernice Masaniai produced back-to-back singles to start the stanza. Despite a Katie Vickers sacrifice bunt which moved the runners to second and third, Golden Eagle pitcher Bonnie Bynum got Vernae Sevilla and Meyer to strikeout to end the scoring threat.

May 19 vs. Alabama ... The 2007 postseason run came to an end for Cal after their 13-1 loss to 11th-seeded and regional host, Alabama on Saturday night from the Alabama Softball Complex. Cal lost earlier in the day to Tennessee Tech, 3-1, in the double-elimination format. Cal concluded its season at 34-32. Alex Sutton, the lone senior on the squad, put the Bears on the scoreboard first after her solo home run (12th of the season) cleared the left field wall in the bottom of the first inning. The Crimson Tide evened the score at 1-1 after Ashley Holcombe produced an RBI single to plate pinch runner Mallory Benak in the top of the second. Kelly Montalvo's two-run single gave Alabama a 3-1 lead, before Mandy Burford's RBI single thru the left side pushed the Crimson Tide's lead to 4-1 in the top of the third.

`07 Team Quick Notes Cal set a school mark with its 49th home run of the season (courtesy of an Alex Sutton solo home run on May 19) -- the previous mark was 46 home runs set in 2004 ... Cal also established new single-season team records in runs scored (322) and RBI (278) ... Cal set a postseason record for most runs scored in a game (13) vs. Florida State on May 18 ... Cal's win over Florida State also gave the Bears their ninth in their last 10 opening regional games since 1998 ... Diane Ninemire is one win away from career victory No. 890 after earning career win No. 889 vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 18 ... the Bears were 29-9 when scoring first this season, and 29-5 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 were involved in 19 games this season that have been called due to an implemented run rule -- Cal was 9-10 in such games ... Cal scored a total of 101 runs in the first two innings this season (51 in the first and 50 in the second) and 71 total runs in the third inning

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. Cal also tangled with Tennessee Tech in the Tuscaloosa Regional which was broadcast live on ESPN2 from the Alabama Softball Complex on May 19.

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 did 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 the Tuscaloosa Regional, Cal tangled with a Florida State team that had 44 wins, while facing an Alabama team that was ranked No. 1 in the country towards the end of the season.

The Ninemire Effect No coach in the history of California athletics has won more games than Diane Ninemire (889). 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 446-178 (.715), including a 187-74 mark (.716) 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 134 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.

Despite an up and down 2007 campaign, Ninemire guided a program that featured seven freshmen to its 22nd consecutive NCAA Regional. The `07 Bears finished 34-32 to give Ninemire her 20th consecutive winning season at the helm. Five players were named all-conference as well.

`07 CALIFORNIA Player Notes

#00 Brittany LaRosa (Fr., Diamond Bar, CA): Finished the 2007 season with 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 ... LaRosa also saw action in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 18-20)

#3 Alex Sutton (Sr., Morgan Hill, CA): Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors ... 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) ... had 17 multi-hit games in `07 ... finished her senior campaign with a .306 batting average with 37 runs (career-high for a season), 12 home runs (career-high for a season), 47 RBI (career-high for a season) and 13 doubles (career-high for a season) in all 66 games ... for her career Sutton scored 111 runs, logged 113 RBI, hit 16 home runs, and had a batting average of .276 in 244 games ... 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 ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 18) ... hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning vs. Alabama in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 19)

#4 Shannon Houston (Fr., New Egypt, NJ): Scored 22 runs in 2007 ... was used primarily used as a pinch runner ... finished 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): Finished the 2007 campaign with a .240 batting average (career-high for a single-season) ... also notched eight home runs, with 24 RBI and 27 runs scored -- both career-bests for a single-season ... scored three runs in two games (Feb. 18-20) ... had three four-game hitting streaks (Mar. 23-28, Apr. 22-27 and May 12-19) ... 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 ... went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 18) ... hit a solo home run vs. Tennessee Tech in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 19

#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Earned a Pac-10 honorable mention nod ... finished second on the team lead in batting average (.339) ... scored 39 runs and produced 41 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... had 17 multi-hit games in `07 ... 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 ... went 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBI vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 18)

#8 Lauren Frankiewicz (So., Vienna, VA): Finished her sophomore campaign with an 18-16 record with a 3.29 ERA and two shutouts this season ... led the pitching staff with 200 strikeouts ... had 23 strikeouts from Feb. 14-23 ... had 30 strikeouts from Feb. 28-Mar. 4 ... named to the NIST All-Tournament team (Mar. 9-11) ... 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) ... had three strikeouts and pitched 5.1 innings to earn her 18th win vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 18 ... despite Cal's 2-1 loss to Tennessee Tech in the Tuscaloosa Regional, Frankiewicz posted nine strikeouts and retired 14 straight on May 19

#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Finished her freshman campaign with an 11-8 record with three saves and a 4.36 ERA and 71 strikeouts ... 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 ... saw action in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 18-20) and had three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work vs. Florida State (May 18)

#12 Vernae Sevilla (Fr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Earned a Pac-10 honorable mention nod in her first season in a Cal uniform ... had a six-game hitting streak (Mar. 28-Apr. 6) ... finished `07 with a .241 batting average ... 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): Produced her best season in a Cal uniform after hitting .280 this season with 18 stolen bases -- both career-highs for a single-season ... 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 ... scored a run vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 18

#16 Katie Vickers (Jr., San Diego, CA): Completed her junior season with a .244 batting average and 37 RBI ... had six RBI from Apr. 5-7 ... opened the season with a five-game hitting streak (Feb. 9-14) ... 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 ... went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 18)

#21 Bernice Masaniai (Fr., Stanton, CA): Earned a Pac-10 honorable mention nod in her first season at Cal ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 20) ... had a 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-Mar. 23) -- longest on the team and fourth longest in the Pac-10 ... produced a .289 with 36 runs and 35 RBI this season with 10 home runs ... 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 ... notched two RBI vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 18

#23 Taylor Kelly (Fr., Santee, CA): Played in 51 games in her first season and produced five stolen bases, 17 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 ... scored two runs vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 18

#45 Gina Leomiti (So., San Diego, CA): The sophomore completely turned around her game in 2007 and produced a team-high .354 batting average, with 25 runs, 11 doubles, five home runs, 30 RBI, a .544 slugging percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage this season - all are career-bests for a single-season - in just 57 games played ... for her efforts, Leomiti was a Pac-10 honorable mention ... 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 ... went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional on May 18


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