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Cal Softball Weekend Sweep

February 18, 2024
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PHOENIX – The California softball team racked up 10 hits on the way to a 9-4 victory over Memphis on Sunday at the GCU Softball Stadium to close out an undefeated weekend at the Littlewood Classic.

Acacia Anders, Elon Butler and Alyssa Herrera recorded two hits apiece to pace the Golden Bears (10-1).

Cal got on the board first in the top of the second, scoring two runs on two hits and two Tiger errors, the big one coming on Herrera's first collegiate RBI when she drove in Tianna Bell with a single.

Ryann Orange made her first career start for the Bears in the circle and had a clean first frame before running into trouble in the second. Back-to-back RBI doubles gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead as Cal went to the bullpen for Annabel Teperson.

Anders got the run right back to start the third, scoring Kaylee Pond with an RBI double and it was 3-3 heading to the fourth. Anders tacked on another in the fourth, lacing an RBI single to put Cal back in front.

Herrera came through once again in the fifth with her second RBI hit of the day, a single to score Mika Lee after she walked and stole second base. Leading 5-3, Cal put three more runs on the board in the sixth with a Butler RBI double, Tiger error and a wild pitch.

Kyndal Todd added one more Cal run with an RBI double in the seventh and Teperson closed out the game in the bottom half to earn her second win of the season. Teperson went 6.0 innings and gave up just one run while striking out seven Tigers.

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Cal Softball Weekend Sweep

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calbearsfan
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So we won? I thought I saw on PAC-12 website and Twitter we lost.
MoragaBear
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calbearsfan said:

So we won? I thought I saw on PAC-12 website and Twitter we lost.
Not sure what you were seeing but Cal won their 8th straight game to go to 10-1.
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I would like an explanation for this. In my day some of our players would have expelled from school. Real class. Nice ambassadors for Cal.
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bearister said:



I would like an explanation for this. In my day some of our players would have expelled from school. Real class. Nice ambassadors for Cal.
What do you need to know? The incident was discussed across various threads.

The umpires (and Head Coach) attempted to sway the game in favor of the home team, forcing Randi to pitch in heavy rain in the bottom of the 7th of a 1-0 game.

Despite the conditions, they refused to halt the game, leading Randi to throw multiple wild pitches as she struggled to grip the ball. This resulted in the game being tied in the 7th inning.

Assistant Coach Cuico rightfully expressed her anger, admonishing the umpire for seemingly favoring the home team. However, Cal persevered and emerged victorious in the 8th inning.

It's worth noting that Cal went on to sweep the weekend following this controversy, while Louisiana suffered two consecutive losses.

I consider sticking up for your teammates as "nice ambassadors for Cal".


Watch this video here:

HoopDreams
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It's early but…


CalFanatic
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If i'm not mistaken, these are the first polls since 2018 with Cal in the top 25. 3 polls released this morning…

#20 in College Sports Madness
#21 D1 Softball Top 25
#21 Softball America

https://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/22490

https://d1softball.com/d1softball-top-25-top-tier-remains-strong-arizona-mississippi-state-lead-group-of-new-entrants/

https://softballamerica.com/2024-softball-america-top-25-poll-week-2/

Roll on!
MoragaBear
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Sorry, forgot to turn off the subscriber-only setting so it's available to read now.
CalFanatic
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Huge. Cal enters the top 25 (#21) of the USA Today/NFCA poll.

https://nfca.org/component/com_nfca/Itemid,230/list,1/pdiv,div1/top25,1/year,2024/

GO BEARS!
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