Feb. 11, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - When looking for the MVP of the No. 3/4 California's softball team's 10-0 mercy win over Texas State, there are plenty of Golden Bears from which to choose.
Jolene Henderson threw a five-inning one hitter, striking out five. The Cal defense backed that up by playing errorless ball.
Valerie Arioto hit a three-run homer that landed in an adjacent practice field. Danielle Henderson cleared two fences with her two-score home run. LaRisa Jones plated Taylor Vincent and Frani Echavarria with a triple to the wall in right center.
So clearly, the Bears were performing on all cylinders as they moved to 3-0 on the season while the Bobcats fall to 1-2.
Top of the First - California 2, Texas State 0:
Cheyenne Cordes and Danielle Henderson posted back-to-back singles and Cordes moved to third on a sac fly from Victoria Jones. Henderson successfully stole second, but the throw down from Macie Hair bounced into center field, allowing Cordes to score. Henderson advanced to third on a single to the hot corner by Jamia Reid and then slid past the tag at home when Britt Vonk singled to third.
Top of the Third - California 4, Texas State 0:
Top of the Fourth - California 7, Texas State 0:
Top of the Fifth - California 10, Texas State 0:
Taylor Vincent walked, Frani Echavarria doubled to the wall in right center, setting up LaRisa Jones who tripled to right center to plate Vincent and Echavarria. Valerie Arioto had a sac fly to right, scoring Jones from third.
Next Time on the Diamond:
Sunday concludes Cal's desert trip with a 10 a.m. PT game against Syracuse.