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Cal Softball swept doubleheader over Stanford Cardinal 2-1 and 11-5 on the Pac-12 Networks

After a wild (but ultimately heartbreaking) game for Cal Softball on Friday night, the Golden Bears bounced back in a big way by sweeping Saturday's doubleheader to win the Pac-12 opening series. ROLL ON YOU BEARS!

The Golden Bears are looking to avenge for Friday night's crazy game.
The Golden Bears are looking to avenge for Friday night's crazy game.
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Cal bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Furd on Friday night (giving up 6 straight runs when only needing one more out to win) by sweeping Saturday's doubleheader against the Bay Area Rival. In a contrast of yesterday's game, game 1 was a pitcher's duel as Cal's Aussie freshman hurler Stephanie Trycinski tossed a complete game and Victoria Jones provided the key hit.

Game 2 was all Bears as Cal got a 8 run frame in the 2nd, including a 3-run homer by Danielle Henderson. Pitching was again an issue until Trycinski came back in to settle things down (although she did allow three inherit runs to score).

Bears are now 12-11 for the season and 2-1 in the Pac-12.



Cal Softball (10-11, 0-1) at No.21/19 Stanfurd (23-6, 1-0)

When: Game 1 scheduled for 12 pm, Game 2 for 2:30 pm

TV: Pac-12 Networks (possibly only for game 2)

Game Update: @CalSoftball

The Friday night Pac-12 opener was a crazy one. A total of 27 runs were scored with the Bears blowing a 5 run lead in the bottom of the 7th to allow 'Furd to take a 14-13 win (yes, that meant that the Bears couldn't prevent Furd from scoring 6 runs in an inning).

The two squads are back for not just more but two this afternoon with all the action on the Pac-12 Networks.

The Bears used all 4 of their pitchers yesterday with mixed effectiveness.

California ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go
Ontiveros,Nisa L,7-5 1.1 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 10 13 0 3
Finch,Katie 1.1 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 3 1
Trzcinski,Stephanie 1.2 5 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 12 5 0
Cotton,Taylor 2.1 1 5 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 8 13

Starter Nisa Ontiveros actually was called back (players are allowed to reenter the game once in college softball) to try to get the final out.

On the bright side, the top of the Cal line up with DP (usually SS) Cheyenne Cordes and SS Kylie Reed went 9 for 12 to set the table. All the starters other than RF Vanessa Alvarez got at least at least a hit. The Bears got a season high in both hits (19) and runs (13).

On the flip side, Furd's leadoff player Leah White went 4 for 5 with 5 RBI's.

The Bears are batting .264 as a team, paced by Junior Cheyenne Cordes’s .396 batting average, three home runs and nine RBI and followed by junior Danielle Henderson’s .373 batting clip with a team-high seven homers and 16 RBI. Freshman Kylie Reed owns a .373 average with a team-leading 25 hits. Freshman Kylie Reed carries a six-game hit streak into the weekend and is batting .371 near the top of the lineup. Sophomore Nisa Ontiveros and freshman Katie Sutherland-Finch lead in game starts in the circle., carrying the team with a 3.14 and 3.82 ERA, respectively. Ontiveros has pitched the Bears to a bulk of their wins with her 7-4 record. On the rise lately is freshmanStephanie Trzcinski, who held the Buckeyes to three hitless innings and has seen action in four games since last weekend after being sidelined due to injury for a few weeks.