Cal sophomore Lucia Gutierrez sits just three strokes behind the leader with an even 144 after two rounds at the 2nd annual Silverado Showdown
One of the greatest Cal baseball teams in school history was honored last Saturday at Evans Diamond prior to the Golden Bears' thrilling 11-10 victory over Stanford. It was the 35th anniversary of Bob Milano's squad that placed third in the nation at the 1980 College World Series.
#20 California softball used a pair of four-run innings to surge to a 9-1 run-rule victory and sweep UNLV in Sunday's series finale at Levine-Fricke Field.
Track & Field
Thirteen Golden Bears were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic List.
Junior Thomas Joyce was named the Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the 121st Big Meet at Stanford on Saturday.
Cal's Ashley Johnson and Sabrina Blackwell advanced to the semifinals of the Stanford Invitational on Sunday.
#3 California won both ends of its doubleheader as the Golden Bears routed Washington State, 7-0, and then blanked San Francisco, 4-0, on Sunday at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
Women's Water Polo
Roser Tarrago scored four goals and the #4 Cal women's water polo team turned in another stifling defensive performance in a 7-5 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation victory over No. 7 Arizona Stat
#3 California women's crew won the prestigious Lake Natoma Invitational, defeating #2 Brown and #6 Stanford
A free-position goal with nine seconds reminaing in regulation was enough for Fresno State to defeat the California women's lacrosse team, 11-10, Sunday afternoon in Fresno.
Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray are two of 12 prospects who will attend the WNBA Draft 2015 presented by State Farm on Thursday, April 16, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. ESPN2 will televise the first round beginning at 7 p.m. ET, and ESPN3 will air the second and third rounds starting at 8 p.m. ET.
These 2 are at WNBA draft orientation. The smiles say it all: living out dreams.Our staff can't wait to get to CT ! pic.twitter.com/rGkofHa5jL
— Lindsay Gottlieb (@CalCoachG) April 14, 2015
The final week of Cal's 2015 spring football practices got underway Monday with a workout that saw lots of different players see action during the team's two live team periods.
As the Cal football team begins its final week of spring ball, there is one Golden Bear who is happy to be back on the field after having to redshirt last season due to recovering from mononucleosis. Senior defensive end Kyle Kragen has worked the rust off and is back in action for the Golden Bears. CalBears.com had a chance to sit down with Kragen and discuss how his return to the field has been thus far.
CalBears.com: How has it been being able to get back out on the field again?
Kyle Kragen: They've been good. I started off pretty rusty. I hadn't practiced full speed in a while. Each week, I've just been trying to get my technique down again and play better.
CB.com: How much time did you miss because of the illness?
KK: All of the 2014 summer workouts, so I came into fall camp without really having done much.
Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Heisman Trophy candidate Jared Goff will chat with Cal fans on the Cal Athletics facebook page on Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm, respectively.
Major League Baseball
They've come from Toronto, Kansas City, Arizona, Oakland, Chicago and Cuba.
But they have come together in San Diego to form the Padres starting pitching staff, a group that early-on is proving to be among the best in the game.
Through the season's first seven games, James Shields, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy, Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne (who came in for Kennedy when he tweaked a hamstring) have posted a 2.65 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 44 innings.
"The energy on this staff is really good," said Morrow, who threw seven shutout innings in his first start against the Giants on Friday and will start Wednesday against Arizona.