Cheyenne Cordes hit a two-RBI home run in the fifth inning to shut out Oregon State 8-0
The No. 9/8 Golden Bears beat the Gaels 10-2 in six innings
The Ducks tallied runs in five different innings
Syracuse handed Cal an 8-1 loss to snap a 22-game win streak
No. 5/4 California defeats Syracuse 2-1 for win No. 23
2012 Cal Softball - Year in Photos
As a Junior (2013):
Serves mainly as a pinch runner, usually for Lindsey Ziegenhirt, but also enters the game as an outfielder...First hit of 2013 came against Santa Clara on April 17...Played in 30 games of the regular season, starting on April 3 vs. Arizona and May 5 vs. Stanford while batting .200 with seven runs scored
As a Sophomore (2012):
Served mainly as a speedy pinch runner or in the outfield... hit .429
As a Freshman (2011):
Appeared in 18 games, starting three...Owned a .300 batting average with three hits in 10 at-bats...Served as a pinch runner at the Women's College World Series...Had one steal in three attempts and two RBI
Named the MVP of her Clayton Valley squad as well as DVAL...Played on the second-team All-East Bay, first-team All-DVAL and given an All-BVAL honorable mention...Took part in NCS all four years and was an NCS Scholar Athlete all four years...Member of the 4.0 club and also played varsity golf
Attended 14U, 16U and 18U Gold nationals
Parents are Dennis and LaRae Jones...Intended social welfare major...Goes by the nickname "LaLa" ...Is contemplating joining the Peace Corps and attending culinary school after college...Chose Cal because previous Cal softball players coached and mentored her at a young age
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes: LaRisa Jones has some of the most unique footwear of any Bear on campus. In her spare time, Jones enjoys painting designs on shoes.
Golden-Bear Influence: One of the leading influences is LaRisa Jones' decision to come to Cal was the presence of former Cal softball players. Hailing from nearby Concord, Calif., Jones grew up around former players and watched many a game at Levine-Fricke Field.
Why I have my number:
My favorite number is 12 but it was taken, so 12+12=24 and double is always better.
Alex (Robben) and I have to be back-to-back during every defensive huddle.
"You're Not Berkeley Enough" by DJ Fogg & Smog to stay true to my Berkeley roots..."Real Slim Shady" because Slim and I both know it's a cold world.