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Erika Racklin
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Erika Racklin 1461943
Position: Outfield
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pittsburg, Calif.
High School: Berean Christian HS

2008: The speedster stole a personal-best 28 bases 2008 (third in the Pac-10), which was tied for the most in a season at Cal ... also scored a personal-best 45 runs and notched a personal-best 57 hits ... got off to a hot start for the Bears, smacking 14 hits in the first nine games ... had five straight games with two hits (Feb. 9-15) ... had six- and five-game hitting streaks this season ... scored three runs in the season opener vs. UC Riverside (2/8) ... scored two runs in back-to-back games vs. Nebraska and Temple - both on Feb. 15 ... scored a total of seven runs over a four game stretch from Feb. 23-29 ... went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI vs. Western Kentucky on Mar. 2 ... scored a run in nine straight games from Mar. 7-Mar. 15 ... was a perfect 5-for-5 (career-best) with a run vs. Oregon on Apr. 11 ... stole two bases at Oregon State on May 3 ... went 3-for-4 with a run in the Regional Championship game against Fresno State on May 18

2007: Produced her best season in a Cal uniform after hitting .280 with 18 stolen bases -- both career-highs ... scored 16 runs from Mar. 9-25 ... also had seven multi-hit games in that span ... had a stolen base and scored the game's first run in the 2-0 win over UC Santa Barbara (2/10) ... went 3-for-3 with two runs vs. Maryland (2/25) ... hit .348 for the week Feb. 28-Mar. 4 with seven runs, three RBI and a triple ... was a productive 3-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and a stolen base vs. Santa Clara (2/28) ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI vs. Delaware State (3/2) ... tallied two hits with a pair of runs at UNLV (3/3) ... hit .400 with five runs scored, Mar. 7-11 ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs vs. Northern Iowa (3/11) ... went 3-for-5 with five runs scored vs. Baylor (3/14) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs vs. Nevada (3/17) ... 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 ... recorded three hits with three runs and two stolen bases vs. Liberty (3/23) ... had two hits and a run vs. UCLA (4/22)... went 3-for-3 vs. Arizona with a stolen base (4/27) ... tripled with an RBI and a run scored at UCLA (5/4) ... scored a run vs. Florida State in the Tuscaloosa Regional (5/18).

2006: Led Cal in stolen bases last season with 10, scored 18 runs and posted a .958 fielding percentage ... saw action in 56 games (including 15 starts in center field) ... appeared as a pinch-runner 35 times ... scored four runs against Oklahoma State (2/10) ... touched home twice against UNLV (2/19) ... started the season with a three-game hitting streak against Oklahoma State, Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara (2/10-11).

2005: Saw action in 47 games, primarily as a pinch runner ... her 16 steals were tied for second on Cal's squad with Lindsay James (sixth Pac-10) ... made four starts in right field and collected first collegiate hit against Michigan State (2/20).

High School: Named first-team All-Bay Area Conference and Berean Christian Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... also played varsity basketball for four seasons.

Why I chose Cal: "I wanted to go to a great university with great athletic and academic programs, and that is still close to home so I can wash my clothes and eat dinner for free."

Racklin's career stats
2005	47	15	13	3	.200	0	0	0	1	1	9	16-18
2006	56	75	18	12	.160	1	0	0	2	3	35	10-13
Total	103	90	31	15	.167	1	0	0	3	4	44	26-31
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