BERKELEY - The Cal softball team hits the road for the second week in a row as it travels to San Diego to compete in the Campbell/Cartier Classic hosted by San Diego State. The Bears opened their season at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. and returned to Berkeley with three wins in four tries after beating No. 24 Notre Dame, CSUN and Indiana. Cal was scheduled to play Saint Mary's on Wednesday but the threat of rain forced the game to be postponed.
DURHAM, N.C. - Cal junior right-hander Daulton Jefferies is one of six Pac-12 baseball players that have been named to the 2016 Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list, USA Baseball announced today. Sponsored by Major League Baseball and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the 39th Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 30 in Los Angeles. Jefferies has earned all sorts of preseason plaudits thus far, being named a preseason All-American by multiple publications. He is also scheduled to start Cal's season-opener on Friday, Feb. 19 at Duke in Durham, North Carolina, at 1 p.m. PT.
The preseason watch list features 50 of the nation's top amateur players, from high school and college baseball. The Golden Spikes Award Advisory Board will maintain a rolling list of athletes, allowing players to play themselves into consideration for the award throughout the course of the season.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Eight California players scored a total of 13 tries and the Golden Bears held Arizona State scoreless in a 79-0 win for the Blue and Gold Monday on Sun Devil Field.
The victory put the Bears (7-1, 2-0 PAC), who were clinical at times against ASU, into a three-way tie for the top spot in the PAC Rugby Conference while the Sun Devils (1-4, O-3 PAC) remain winless in conference play.
"ASU was possibly a little stronger of a match than Arizona on Saturday and I thought the boys had a strong endeavor today," said head coach Jack Clark. "We were pretty solid in most aspects of our play. I'm really pleased that mixing our lineups didn't derail our performance."
SAN FRANCISCO - Toni-Ann Williams capped off a stellar weekend sweep with this week's Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week award, the conference announced Tuesday.
Williams powered Cal to its highest road score and second highest total in school history, a 196.900, by sweeping every event title and matching her own program-record 39.700 all-around total against Arizona State Monday night.
The Randallstown, Md. product scored above a 9.9 on every single event, highlighted by a career-best 9.925 on beam. Williams landed her rare double front dismount for the meet's best score, and she is currently the only gymnast in the world performing the double front dismount on beam. She also notched season-high totals on vault (9.925), bars (9.90) and floor (9.95) to pick up all five titles for the evening.