Softball: Arioto hits 20th home to break school record as Bears bounce back vs. Oregon

Valerie Arioto broke her own single-season record with her 20th home run and No. 1 Cal (42-3, 13-2 Pac-12) rebounded from a loss the day before with a 10-0 romp at No. 14/18 Oregon (21-11, 9-7).

Ashley Decker hit a 2-run homer and RBI single and Breana Kostreba also homered.

Arioto (Foothill HS-Pleasanton), who homered 19 times last season, now has 51 for her career. She is four home runs shy of the Cal career record of 55, set by Veronica Nelson (2000-03).

Jolene Henderson pitched a 3-hitter with six strikeouts, improving to 24-1 on the season.

— BASEBALL: The Bears (23-15, 7-8) posted a 5-2 win over Utah (10-28, 5-13) to complete a weekend sweep at Evans Diamond and win their fourth game overall.  Cal has won six of seven and has climbed from last place to eighth in the 11-team Pac-12 standings.

Junior left-hander pitched his 22nd career victory and Chad Bunting homered, his third in the series.

Jeff Faraudo

  • ConcordBear

    Bears are actually now 7-8 in Pac 12 play half way through. Need to finish at least extremely close to .500 to get in a regional. Right in the thick of things after this sweep! Hope they stay hot and kick the door in.

  • Gobears49

    Anyone know what the Pac 10 (or 12) record is for most homers by a woman in a year? That would be interesting to know.