March 26, 2007
Quickly The California Golden Bears (23-15) tangle with Pacific in Stockton in a non-conference affair, before opening Pac-10 play on the road beginning with Oregon on Mar. 30 and two games at Oregon State, Mar. 31 and Apr. 1. Cal has won its last two Pac-10 openers (last loss to open conference play was at Oregon in 2004)
Series Records Cal owns a 48-35-1 series record over the Pacific Tigers. The Bears defeated Pacific 13-5 in their last meeting (2005). Cal holds a 65-30 series edge over the Oregon Ducks and took 2-of-3 last season (both wins in Eugene). Cal is 61-29 all-time vs. Oregon State. The Beavers however defeated Cal in a best-of-three in the NCAA Super Regionals last season in Corvallis
California in the Polls Cal remains unranked in the Top 25 poll. The Bears 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
On the Horizon Cal will not return to Levine-Fricke field until April 6 for its Pac-10 home-opener vs. Stanford. The Bears will face the Cardinal on Apr. 5 in Stanford at 7:00 p.m. before their Apr. 6 showdown in Berkeley
Mar. 23-25 Highlights
Mar. 23 ... Cal had plenty of offense to defeat Liberty, 18-6, but not enough against the sixth-ranked Wolverines of Michigan, falling 11-8 in the first day of the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational hosted by Louisville on Friday night. The 18 runs scored by the Bears were the most runs scored since 1993 when Cal defeated Stanford 22-2. In all, Cal scored 18 runs on 15 hits with 14 RBI vs. Liberty. Freshman Bernice Masaniai extended her hitting streak to 12 games after going 1-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs. Cal exploded for six runs in the third inning to take a 6-1 lead on Liberty. Gina Leomiti provided the first key hit of the inning when her double to right field plated Alex Sutton, who led off the inning with a single. After Masaniai punched a single to right field to plate Christina Schallig, Katie Vickers followed with a single to score Leomiti, giving the Bears a 3-1 lead. Vernae Sevilla then delivered her first career home run when her three-run blast sailed over the left field wall, scoring Vickers and Masaniai as well. Due to traveling issues, Cal's game versus Michigan resulted in a later start time. Cal did not feel the effects of having to wait a little longer for its start time after posting a three-run first inning to take a 3-0 lead on the Wolverines. After Sutton drew a walk to begin the inning, Erika Racklin notched a single to left field to advance Sutton to second base. Schallig then smacked a double into center field which scored both Racklin and Sutton. After Leomiti singled and stole second base, Katie Vickers singled to right field to plate Schallig, giving the Bears the early upper hand. Michigan responded in the top of the second inning with three runs of its own to knot the score at 3-3. An error and back-to-back RBI from Samantha Findlay and Molly Bausher allowed Michigan to square the contest. The Bears came right back in the seesaw affair to take a 6-3 lead courtesy of a three-run second. Racklin's second single of the game plated Morgan Siegel, who led off the inning with a walk. After Racklin stole second, Schallig connected for a double to center field to score Racklin. Two batters later, Masaniai singled to plate Schallig. Masaniai was out on the play after Schallig had scored. The Wolverines managed to even the count at 6-6 with another three-run output in the third stanza. Michigan produced three consecutive hits resulting in its first run. A sacrifice fly and a bunt single drove in the next two runs. After a scoreless fourth, Michigan created some separation with four runs in the fifth to take a 10-6 lead. Findlay produced the inning's big hit with a grand slam off of Brittany LaRosa, who relieved starter Lauren Frankiewicz in the top of the fourth.
Mar. 24 ... Aided by a seven-run first inning, the Louisville Cardinals defeated Cal, 12-2 in five innings, in the second day of the Women 4 Women Softball Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Louisville generated seven runs in the bottom of the first inning to build a comfortable margin over Cal. Courtney Moore's two-run home run sparked the Cardinal scoring. Louisville then had a double and three consecutive singles which produced the next four runs. The Bears clawed back in the third inning with a pair of runs to trim the Cardinal lead to 7-2. After Julie Meyer notched a one-out double, and Morgan Siegel drew a walk, Alex Sutton punched a double to center field to plate both Meyer and Siegel. Cal unfortunately could not generate anymore runs, stranding a pair of runners on base.
Mar. 25 ... Led by Eileen Canney's two-hitter, the eighth-ranked Northwestern Wildcats handed No. 25 California an 11-1 loss (five innings) in the final day of the Women 4 Women Invitational on Sunday morning. Canney was perfect through three innings until Alex Sutton singled up the middle to lead off the fourth and break up the no-hit bid. The Wildcats jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first, and got the inning's key hit from Garland Cooper who connected for a home run over left field to give NU a 3-0 lead. Julie Meyer connected for her fourth home run of the season when her solo shot went over the center field wall in the bottom of the fifth for Cal's lone run.
`07 Team Quick Notes The Bears are 18-3 when scoring first this season, and an impressive 21-1 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) ... 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 13 games this season that have been called due to an implemented run rule -- Cal is 8-5 in such games ... Cal has outscored its opponents 85-59 in the first two innings this season ... Bernice Masaniai had a team-best 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-23) ... Alex Sutton had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-14) ... Erika Racklin has scored 16 runs in her last 14 games (Mar. 9-25) and has seven multi-hit games since Mar. 9
Cal on TV Cal's match-up at Arizona State will be televised (on a tape delay basis) on Fox Sports Arizona on Apr. 15 at 1 p.m. The Bears play the Sun Devils on Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. FSN West, Southwest, South, and Midwest will also pick up the game on a tape delay basis on the 15th as well
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 (878). 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 435-161 (.729), including a 176-57 mark (.755) 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. 10 in batting average (.396), fifth in hits (42), seventh in on-base % (.500), and fourth in walks (24) ... Morgan Siegel ranks seventh in stolen bases (13) and No. 1 in walks (29) ... Alex Sutton is seventh in the league in RBI (32), fifth in doubles (10), sixth in total bases (67), and eighth in home runs (7) ... Lauren Frankiewicz ranks sixth in strikeouts (116) ... Erika Racklin ranks No. 1 in sacrifice bunts (10) and sixth in stolen bases (14) ... Cal is third in runs scored (222), second in walks (129) and third in sacrifice flys (10)
'07 CALIFORNIA Player Notes
#00 Brittany LaRosa (Fr., Diamond Bar, CA): Has posted a 4-5 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 .239 batting average this season ... has scored 28 runs and has recorded 13 stolen bases ... had five stolen bases in from Feb. 18-23 ... has been issued a team-high 29 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 ... scored two runs and had a stolen base vs. Liberty on Mar. 23
#3 Alex Sutton (Sr., Morgan Hill, CA): Had a ten-game hitting streak (Mar. 3-Mar. 14), and has at least one hit in 15 of her last 18 games ... hitting .333 this season with 23 runs, seven HR and a team-best 32 RBI ... has drawn 15 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 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23 ... had two RBI and an a double vs. Louisville on Mar. 24
#4 Shannon Houston (Fr., New Egypt, NJ): Has scored 17 runs this season ... has been primarily used as a pinch runner ... is 11-for-14 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
#6 Julie Meyer (Jr., Yardville, NJ): Currently hitting .214 on the season ... has four home runs, with 12 RBI and 14 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
#7 Christina Schallig (Fr., Carson, CA.): Ranks second the team with a .396 batting average ... also has scored 28 runs, while posting 29 RBI ... owned a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 18-28) ... has had six multi-hit games since Mar. 10 ... has six doubles since Mar. 11 ... 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
#8 Lauren Frankiewicz (So., Vienna, VA): Named to the NIST All-Tournament team (Mar. 9-11) ... has posted a 10-6 record with a 3.07 ERA this season ... leads the pitching staff with 116 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
#11 Marissa Drewrey (Fr., Oakdale, CA): Is 9-4 with a 4.44 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 .264 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) ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and notched her first career home run vs. Liberty on Mar. 23
#13 Erika Racklin (Jr., Pittsburg, CA): Hitting .346 this season ... has scored 16 runs in her last 14 games (Mar. 9-25) ... has seven 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 ... 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
#16 Katie Vickers (Jr., San Diego, CA): Hitting .280 with 29 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 ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23
#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 .262 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 19 games with 21 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) ... had a 12-game hitting streak (Mar. 9-Mar. 23) ... hitting .330 with 24 runs and 23 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 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 ... had two hits vs. Michigan on Mar. 23 ... had three RBI and two runs vs. Liberty on Mar. 23
#23 Taylor Kelly (Fr., Santee, CA): Has played in 29 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 29 games with 68 plate appearances ... leads the team with a .397 batting average ... had a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-Mar. 14 and a five game hit streak from Mar. 16-23 ... she has had at least one hit in 12 of her last 14 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