Softball: Bears retain top spot in both polls

Despite losing just its second game of the season last week, the Cal women’s softball team remains atop both national polls.

The Golden Bears (39-2 overall, 11-1 in Pac-12) are No. 1 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA rankings for the fourth consecutive week.

Alabama (40-2) remains No. 2 in both polls.

Cal faces Santa Clara (8-36) in a nonconference game Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Levine-Fricke Field in Berkeley, then visits No. 14/18 Oregon (29-9, 8-5), the Pac-12’s third-place team,¬†on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jeff Faraudo