March 21, 2007
Quickly The California Golden Bears (22-12) travel to their final tournament of the season in the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational hosted by Louisville, Mar. 23-25. Cal squares off against No. 6 Michigan, No. 8 Northwestern, Louisville, and Liberty. The Bears have won nine of their last 12 games, and open Pac-10 play Mar. 30 at Oregon. Head coach Diane Ninemire is three wins shy of 880 for her career. In league news, freshman Bernice Masaniai was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Tuesday
California in the Polls Cal remained out of the ESPN/USA Softball Top 25 poll for the second consecutive week, but did receive 13 votes in Tuesday's latest poll. Cal remained however in the NFCA Top 25 poll (at No. 25) released Wednesday. Cal was 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 After six weeks of competition there are no teams remaining with a perfect record in the top 25 after Alabama (28-1) dropped an 8-4 decision to conference rival Florida this past week. Tennessee (28-2) dropped their second game of the season in conference play but despite the loss remain as the No. 1 team in the country for a fourth consecutive week according to this week's ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Poll. Tennessee was able to hold on to the top spot this week after going 4-1 in conference play that included a 5-4 loss at Ole Miss. No. 2 Alabama also posted a 4-1 record in conference this past week that saw the Tide lose one of three games at Florida, the same team that gave Tennessee its first loss of the season. Oklahoma (33-2), who started the season ranked 16th, continued its climb up the rankings to No. 3 this week after capturing the prestigious Judi Garman Classic title in Fullerton, Calif., with a 4-1 record. The Sooners, who received two first place votes this week, defeated defending national champion Arizona (21-7) twice over the weekend including an 11-0 run rule victory in the championship game on Sunday. Taking the week off proved beneficial for the Stanford Cardinal (21-5) as they moved back into the top 10 despite not playing a game this past week. LSU (28-4) also joined the top 10 this week after sweeping upset-minded Florida in a three game series. Two teams from the Big 12 Conference dropped out of the top 10 this week after losing three games in tournament competition. No. 11 Texas (23-6) fell three spots this week after losing three games during the Judi Garman Classic while No. 12 Baylor (27-8) slipped two spots after going 3-3 at the Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu, HI. No. 18 DePaul (16-6), who started their season 6-5, have turned things around winning 10 of their last 11 games including victories over Fresno State, Penn State, Cal State Fullerton and Texas this past week. Two schools from the ACC are back into the top 25 this week while two schools from the SEC dropped out. No. 24 Virginia Tech (24-9) cracks the top 25 for the first time since April 30, 2006 after winning their conference series with Georgia Tech this past weekend. No. 25 NC State (21-11) is back in the top 25 after a two week hiatus. The Wolfpack were impressive at the Judi Garman Classic knocking off No. 6 Oklahoma, Florida State and No. 4 Arizona State.
On the Horizon Cal will not return to Levine-Fricke field until April 6 for its Pac-10 home-opener vs. Stanford. The Bears travel to a handful of tournaments (NIST, Hawaii, and Louisville), before playing one game at Pacific on Mar. 28, then opening conference play on the road vs. Oregon on Mar. 30 in Eugene.
Mar. 14-17 Highlights
Mar. 14 ... The Bears pounded out a season-high 18 hits, and got home runs from Alex Sutton, Bernice Masaniai, and Julie Meyer to defeat the tenth-ranked Baylor Bears, 10-6, before dropping a 6-2 decision to Hawai'i in the late game, in the opening day at the Bank of Hawai'i Invitational on Wednesday. Erika Racklin sizzled for Cal, going 3-for-5 with five runs scored. Christina Schallig produced another solid outing at the plate as well, going 4-for-5 with a run scored. Lauren Frankiewicz picked up the win to improve to 8-4 on the season after allowing three runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Marissa Drewrey pitched to one batter in the seventh and recorded her first save of the season. After Baylor was unable to score in the bottom of the inning, Cal built a seven-run cushion with four more runs in the fourth. Meyer led off the inning with a solo home run (her third of the year), before Sutton's solo blast with one out made the score 5-0. Gina Leomiti and Masaniai then delivered back-to-back RBI singles (Racklin and Schallig scored) to build a sizeable 7-0 advantage.
Mar. 15 ... Cal only managed two hits in Thursday night's late game vs. Liberty. But Bernice Masaniai's was the one that mattered the most as her solo homer in the second inning proved to the game winner in the Golden Bears' 1-0 win over the Lady Flames in the second day of action at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational. The Bears took the game's first and only lead in the top of the second inning when Masaniai connected on her fifth home run of the year off of Liberty starting pitcher, Sarah Ellis. That lead would stand the rest of the contest as Liberty mustered a few challenges later in the contest, but could never get a runner to cross the plate.
Mar. 16 ... Cal earned its 21st victory of the season with a 3-1 win over Nevada in the third day of the Bank of Hawai'i Invitational, late Friday night. Cal generated all three runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. After Gina Leomiti was walked to begin the inning, Bernice Masaniai connected for her third double of the season, moving Leomiti to third base. Two batters later, Julie Meyer punched a single to left field to plate Leomiti. Masaniai, however, was thrown out at home when she tried to score from second. After Taylor Kelly reached safely on a fielding error by the Nevada third baseman, Alex Sutton delivered a double down the left field line to plate both Meyer and Kelly. Cal starting pitcher, Marissa Drewrey was solid in the circle, scattering nine hits, but allowing only one run. Nevada's lone run came in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Mar. 17 ... Cal earned a third place finish in the final day of the Bank of Hawai'i Invitational on Saturday with a 7-4 win over Nevada in the nightcap. Cal was edged by a score of 4-0 against Baylor in its earlier game of the day. After a scoreless second, the Bears generated two more runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-1 lead. Alex Sutton led off the inning with a double to left-center field and advanced to third after Erika Racklin produced an infield single. After Racklin stole second base, Leomiti (two batters later after Schallig grounded out) singled to left field which allowed Sutton to score. Racklin would then score in on the same play after a fielding error was charged to the left fielder, Brittany Puzey. Cal could not generate much offense as Baylor starting pitcher, Lisa Ferguson, limited the Bears to just four hits on the afternoon for her twelfth win of the year. The Bears had a scoring chance in the first inning with Racklin on second with one out, but Vickers hit into a double play to end the scoring threat. Cal starting pitcher Lauren Frankiewicz held Baylor in check thru the first three innings before the Bears posted a two-run third inning to take a 2-0 lead.
`07 Team Quick Notes The Bears are 14-3 when scoring first this season, and an impressive 20-1 when leading after four innings (Cal's 2-1 loss to Fresno State on Mar. 2 marked the first time this season that it lost a game when leading after four innings) ... Cal has scored seven or more runs 12 times since Feb. 18 ... 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 ... 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 tallied season-highs in runs (15) and RBI (14) vs. Iowa State on Mar. 10 ... the Bears have been involved in 10 games this season that have been called due to an implemented mercy rule -- Cal is 7-3 in such games ... Cal has outscored its opponents 79-43 in the first two innings this season ... Bernice Masaniai has a current 10-game hitting streak ... Alex Sutton had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-14) ... Erika Racklin has scored 11 runs in her last nine games (Mar. 10-17) and has five multi-hit games since Mar. 9
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 will announce the 25 finalists on April 4. 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 (877). 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 434-158 (.733), including a 175-54 mark (.764) over the last three seasons. Since 1999, Ninemire's teams have won at least 48 games each year, 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 No. 7 in batting average (.406), sixth in hits (39), eighth in on-base % (.500), and fourth in walks (20) ... Morgan Siegel ranks sixth in stolen bases (12) and No. 1 in walks (27) ... Alex Sutton is fifth in the league in RBI (30), second in doubles (9), fourth in total bases (61), and fourth in home runs (7) ... Lauren Frankiewicz ranks sixth in strikeouts (107) ... Brittany LaRosa ranks second in fewest hits allowed (52) ... Erika Racklin ranks No. 1 in sacrifice bunts (10) ... Cal is third in runs scored (193), second in walks (119) and first in sacrifice flys (10)
'07 CALIFORNIA Player Notes
#00 Brittany LaRosa (Fr., Diamond Bar, CA): Has posted a 4-3 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
#2 Morgan Siegel (So., Anitoch, CA): Has posted a .271 batting average this season ... has scored 24 runs and has recorded 12 stolen bases ... had five stolen bases in from Feb. 18-23 ... has been issued a team-high 15 walks ... went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs in the season-opening win against Kansas (2/9) ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the 6-1 win over San Diego State (2/9) ... went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI vs. Florida International (2/18) ... scored two runs vs. Utah State (2/18) ... Hit .545 from Feb. 20-25 ... went 2-for-2 with two runs vs. Notre Dame on Feb. 23 ... scored two runs vs. Ohio State (2/24) and three runs vs. Maryland (2/25) ... scored a total of four runs with a stolen base at the UNLV Invitational, Mar. 2-4 ... logged three walks and a stolen base at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational, Mar. 14-17.
#3 Alex Sutton (Sr., Morgan Hill, CA): Had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-Mar. 14), and has at least one hit in 12 of her last 14 games ... hitting .323 this season with 20 runs, seven HR and a team-best 30 RBI ... has drawn 13 walks ... has a 1.000 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.
#4 Shannon Houston (Fr., New Egypt, NJ): Has scored 15 runs this season ... has been primarily used as a pinch runner ... is 10-for-13 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
#6 Julie Meyer (Jr., Yardville, NJ): Currently hitting .186 on the season ... has three home runs, with 10 RBI and 11 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
#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Ranks second the team with a .406 batting average ... also has scored 24 runs, while posting 26 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... has had five multi-hit games since Mar. 10 ... has four doubles in her last seven games ... 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
#8 Lauren Frankiewicz (So., Vienna, VA): Named to the NIST All-Tournament team (Mar. 9-11) ... has posted a 9-5 record with a 2.81 ERA this season ... leads the pitching staff with 107 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
#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Is 9-4 with a 3.72 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 ... alllowed 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
#12 Vernae Sevilla (Fr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Has posted a .250 batting average ... had a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-23 ... 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)
#13 Erika Racklin (Jr., Pittsburg, CA): Hitting .322 this season ... has scored 11 runs in her last nine games (Mar. 10-17) ... has five multi-hit games since Mar. 9 ... 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 (season-best) 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
#16 Katie Vickers (Jr., San Diego, CA): Hitting .262 with 24 RBI ... 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
#17 Carly Winger (So., Orlando, FL): Hit the walk-off home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to seal a 9-1 victory over St. Mary's on Feb. 20 ... is hitting .282 this season with seven runs scored ... owned a four-game hitting streak (Feb. 25-Mar. 3) ... hit .300 from Feb. 20-25 with four runs, two home runs and two RBI ... hit a solo home run vs. Oklahoma on Feb. 24 ... had an RBI vs. Iowa on Mar. 9 ... had two hits vs. Eastern Illinois on Mar. 10
#19 Jessica Moore (Jr., Santa Clara, CA): Has appeared in 17 games with 20 plate appearances ... has three runs scored, with a pair of RBI on the season
#21 Bernice Masaniai (Fr., Stanton, CA): Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 20) ... has a current 10-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-Mar. 17) ... hitting .341 with 21 runs and 19 RBI this season ... has scored nine runs since Mar. 7 ... 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 the season's first RBI that scored Morgan Siegel 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
#23 Taylor Kelly (Fr., Santee, CA): Has played in 28 games this season and has five stolen bases, 10 runs and 13 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
#45 Gina Leomiti (So., San Diego, CA): Has played in 26 games with 59 plate appearances ... leads the team with a .407 batting average ... had a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-Mar. 14 (has had at least one hit in 10 of her last 11 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