Bears Clinch First Softball Title in 25 Years

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By Jim McGill, Staff Writer
Posted May 11, 2012
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2012 Pac 12 champions

Coming of a stirring, come-from-behind victory over #2 Arizona State yesterday, the Bears dominated throughout today's game two showdown, clinching their first conference title in 25 years with a Val Arioto 5-0 shutout victory at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley.

Donning pink jerseys on StrikeOut Cancer Day, the Bears rode Arioto's arm (11 strikeouts, complete game shutout) and the bats of freshman Danielle Henderson (2 hits, 3 RBI) and Elia Reid (2-run single) to victory in front of 1,025 fans in Strawberry Canyon.

Cal moved to 50-3/21-2 heading into Saturday's noon finale with ASU (45-7/17-4).

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