By Jeff Faraudo
Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 4:36 pm in Spring sports.
The No. 2-ranked Golden Bears (29-1) completed a three-game road sweep of No. 9 Stanford (25-6), winning 4-3 and 8-0 on the opening weekend of the Pac-12 schedule.
Valerie Arioto improved to 12-0 pitching in Game 1, supported by a home run from Breana Kostreba.
In Game 2, Arioto had an RBI double and her 14th homer of the season, Frani Echavarria hit a two-run homer, Jace Williams a solo shot, and Jolene Henderson pitched a complete-game four-hitter, pushing her record to 16-1.
Meanwhile . . .
— Rugby: Cal beat the University of British Columbia 46-20 at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver to complete a season sweep of their “World Cup” series. Cal (14-1) beat the Thunderbirds 13-12 in Berkeley on Feb. 18.
Cal and UBC have been squaring off in rugby since 1921. The Bears have won the home-and-home series the past six seasons.