-Improved Cal's season record to 55-5 on the season, one victory shy of the school record set in 2002
-Improved Cal's all-time record in super regionals to 5-10
-Improved Cal's home record this season to 19-3
-Was the Bears' 28th shutout of the season, which is tied for seventh-most in school history
-Was Cal's first win over Washington in the postseason. Bears were 0-2 previously vs. Huskies
-Was head coach Diane Ninemire's 1,114th career victory
Bears Get On Board Early
Cal has done most of its damage offensively in the first two innings of each contest this season. Entering tonight, 145 of the Bears' 402 runs came in the first two frames. Tonight was no different as Cal put up three runs in the first inning en route to the 5-0 victory. So far this season, 36.4 percent of Cal's offense has come in the first two innings with 78 runs in the first and 70 in the second.
Shutting Out The Competition
Tonight's 5-0 shutout victory over Washington was the Bears' 28th of the season. The record for shutouts in a single season is 38 in 1992.
Arioto Paints Name Throughout Record Books
Senior Valerie Arioto collected two more RBI tonight with her two-run home run in the first inning. She tied her own school record of 60 RBI in a season, first achieved in 2010. Arioto also increased her school single-season record for home runs (23), runs scored (65), and slugging percentage (.984) with tonight's home run. The senior also extended her Cal career record numbers for runs scored (222), total bases (431) and slugging percentage (.677). After tonight's performance against the Huskies, she now ranks second in career home runs (54) and RBI (186).
Jolene Henderson Continues Dominance
Junior pitcher Jolene Henderson posted her fourth shutout of the postseason tonight. She has pitched 36.2 innings with a 0.57 earned run average in five postseason appearances. Tonight against the Huskies, Henderson tossed seven innings of shutout ball without allowing an extra-base hit and posted 11 strikeouts in the contest.