Cal broke open a 1-1 stalemate against Oregon with five two-out, unearned runs in the top of the fourth as the Golden Bears captured an 8-1 win over the Ducks in the series opener. Cal out-hit Oregon 7-4 with Frani Echavarria doubling, Jamia Reid tripling and Jace Williams doubling and homering in the contest.
In the middle game, Cal suffered its third loss of the entire season, dropping a 1-0 decision to Oregon at the Ducks' Howe Field. After Friday evening's high-scoring affair that ended in an 8-1 Cal victory, Saturday's game saw the Ducks score once in the sixth to eke out the one-run win over the Bears.
In the series deciding game, Cal exploded offensively to blast Oregon, 10-0. With the six-inning mercy victory, the Golden Bears took the series from the Ducks 2-1 for their fourth consecutive Pac-12 series win.
After Cal posted five runs in the top of the third, three homers in the top of the sixth prevented any chance of an Oregon comeback. With her 20th homer of the season, Valerie Arioto broke her own single-season record for home runs. Cal posted those 10 runs on 11 hits. Ashley Decker led the way with three RBI thanks to her two-run homer and another hit.
Cal has faced Oregon twice in the postseason with the Ducks posting victories in both contests during the 1994 Fresno State Regional. Both were one-run decisions (3-2 and 2-1) with the second lasting 20 innings.